|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2022||committed to rules|
|Jan 26, 2022||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 25, 2022||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 24, 2022||1st report cal.318|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S628
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S628 (ACTIVE) - Details
S628 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S628 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to the issuance of certificates of occupancy for rental property damaged by fire PURPOSE: To ensure that fire damaged rental properties are repaired and safe to live in before being placed back on the market. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 235-bbb to the real property law that requires owners of rental units damaged by fire shall obtain certificates of occupancy or written statements of inspection that shall only be issued if such real property is habitable and no building code violations are present. Requires that tenants be provided with an actual copy of the certificate or statement prior to the execution of a lease or rental agreement.
S628 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 628 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to the issuance of certificates of occupancy for rental property damaged by fire THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 235-bbb to read as follows: § 235-BBB. CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY; FIRE DAMAGE. 1. PRIOR TO EXECUT- ING A RESIDENTIAL LEASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH A TENANT, THE OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF ONE OR MORE RENTAL UNITS THAT HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY FIRE SHALL: (A) IF THE REAL PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN A MUNICIPALITY THAT ISSUES CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY, OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FROM SUCH MUNICIPALITY. SUCH CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY SHALL ONLY BE ISSUED IF SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS HABITABLE AND NO BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS ARE PRESENT. SUCH CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY SHALL ONLY BE VALID IF IT IS DATED SUBSE- QUENT TO THE DATE SUCH PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED BY FIRE; OR (B) IF THE REAL PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN A MUNICIPALITY THAT DOES NOT ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY, OBTAIN A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF INSPECTION FROM THE BUILDING CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF SUCH MUNICI- PALITY OR AN INDEPENDENT BUILDING INSPECTOR. SUCH STATEMENT OF INSPECTION SHALL ONLY BE ISSUED IF SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS HABITABLE AND NO BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS ARE PRESENT. SUCH STATEMENT OF INSPECTION SHALL ONLY BE VALID IF IT IS DATED SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE SUCH PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED BY FIRE. 2. PRIOR TO EXECUTING A RESIDENTIAL LEASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH A TENANT, THE OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE AN ACTUAL COPY OF THE VALID CERTIFICATE OF OCCU- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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