senate Bill S4742

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the commissioner of housing and community renewal to promulgate rules and regulations regarding the use of electronic records and signatures for certain residential leases

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Current Bill Status Via A2679 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.491
substituted for s4742
May 10, 2021 substituted by a2679
Mar 04, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 02, 2021 1st report cal.491
Feb 10, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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Mar 2, 2021 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S4742
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2021

S4742 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2679
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19-a, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8864, A9834

S4742 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of housing and community renewal to promulgate rules and regulations regarding the use of electronic records and signatures for residential leases and lease renewals of units for which the owner is required to file annual registration statements.

S4742 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4742 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4742
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
   Community Development
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public housing law, in relation to directing the
   commissioner of housing and community renewal to promulgate rules  and
   regulations regarding the use of electronic records and signatures for
   certain residential leases
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public housing law is amended by adding a  new  section
 19-a to read as follows:
   §  19-A. ELECTRONIC LEASE REGULATIONS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSUL-
 TATION WITH THE ELECTRONIC  FACILITATOR  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  THREE
 HUNDRED  THREE  OF  THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW, SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND
 REGULATIONS AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS OR SIGNATURES ON A
 VOLUNTARY BASIS BY TENANTS FOR RESIDENTIAL LEASES AND LEASE RENEWALS  OF
 UNITS FOR WHICH THE OWNER IS REQUIRED TO FILE ANNUAL REGISTRATION STATE-
 MENTS,  PURSUANT  TO  EITHER  SECTION  TWELVE-A  OF THE EMERGENCY TENANT
 PROTECTION ACT OF NINETEEN SEVENTY-FOUR OR SECTION 26-517 OF THE  ADMIN-
 ISTRATIVE  CODE  OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, IN A MANNER THAT CONFORMS WITH
 THE REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE THREE OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW.
   2. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
 PROCEDURES  TO ENSURE THAT THE TENANT AFFIRMATIVELY CONSENTED TO THE USE
 OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS AND THAT THE USE OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS AND  SIGNA-
 TURES  IS  VOLUNTARY PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINE OF THE STATE
 TECHNOLOGY LAW.
   3. THE DIVISION SHALL ALSO DEVELOP A FORM IN  THE  TOP  SIX  LANGUAGES
 OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN IN THE STATE ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AVAILABLE
 DATA FROM THE U.S. BUREAU OF CENSUS THAT CONFIRMS A TENANT'S AFFIRMATIVE
 CONSENT  TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS. SUCH FORM SHALL CLEARLY STATE
 THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE USE OF ELECTRONIC  RECORDS  AND  SIGNATURES  IS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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