senate Bill S6853A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Amends the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020" and the "COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program of 2021"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2021 print number 6853b
Jun 04, 2021 amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
May 28, 2021 print number 6853a
May 28, 2021 amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
May 19, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

S6853 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property
Laws Affected:
Amd Part A §1, Part B Subpart A §§1 - 6 & 8, Part B Subpart B §§1 - 3, Part B Subpart C §1, Chap 381 of 2020; amd Part BB Subpart A §1, Chap 56 of 2021; add §§131-bb & 131-cc, amd §§131-w, 131-s & 106-b, Soc Serv L

S6853 - Summary

Relates to amending the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020"; relates to amending the "COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program of 2021"; provides that local social services district shall not require proof of a pending court proceeding as a condition of eligibility for rental assistance; provides that no repayment agreement shall be required and no collection of overpayment conducted for certain assistance between March 7, 2020 and the later of the end of the state of emergency declared pursuant to executive order number 202 of 2020 or February 28, 2022.

S6853 - Sponsor Memo

S6853 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6853
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
   Community Development
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  381  of  the laws of 2020, establishing the
   "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of  2020";
   to  amend  chapter  56 of the laws of 2021, establishing the "COVID-19
   Emergency Rental Assistance Program of 2021"; and to amend the  social
   services  law, in relation to rental assistance; and to repeal certain
   provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 1 of part A of chapter 381 of the
 laws of 2020, establishing the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclo-
 sure Prevention Act of 2020", as amended by chapter 104 of the  laws  of
 2021, is amended to read as follows:
   4. "Hardship declaration" means the following statement, or a substan-
 tially  equivalent  statement  in  the  tenant's  primary  language,  in
 14-point type, published by the office of court administration,  whether
 in physical or electronic written form:
   "NOTICE  TO  TENANT:  If  you  have lost income or had increased costs
 during the COVID-19 pandemic, or moving would pose a significant  health
 risk  for you or a member of your household due to an increased risk for
 severe illness or death from  COVID-19  due  to  an  underlying  medical
 condition,  and  you  sign and deliver this hardship declaration form to
 your landlord, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021  for
 nonpayment  of  rent  or  for  holding over after the expiration of your
 lease. You may still be evicted for violating your lease by persistently
 and unreasonably engaging in behavior that  substantially  infringes  on
 the use and enjoyment of other tenants or occupants or causes a substan-
 tial safety hazard to others.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10590-10-1

S6853A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property
Laws Affected:
Amd Part A §1, Part B Subpart A §§1 - 6 & 8, Part B Subpart B §§1 - 3, Part B Subpart C §1, Chap 381 of 2020; amd Part BB Subpart A §1, Chap 56 of 2021; add §§131-bb & 131-cc, amd §§131-w, 131-s & 106-b, Soc Serv L

S6853A - Summary

Relates to amending the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020"; relates to amending the "COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program of 2021"; provides that local social services district shall not require proof of a pending court proceeding as a condition of eligibility for rental assistance; provides that no repayment agreement shall be required and no collection of overpayment conducted for certain assistance between March 7, 2020 and the later of the end of the state of emergency declared pursuant to executive order number 202 of 2020 or February 28, 2022.

S6853A - Sponsor Memo

S6853A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6853--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
   Community  Development  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend chapter 381  of  the  laws  of  2020,  establishing  the
   "COVID-19  Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020";
   to amend chapter 56 of the laws of 2021,  establishing  the  "COVID-19
   Emergency  Rental Assistance Program of 2021"; and to amend the social
   services law, in relation to rental assistance; and to repeal  certain
   provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 1 of part A of chapter 381 of  the
 laws of 2020, establishing the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclo-
 sure  Prevention  Act of 2020", as amended by chapter 104 of the laws of
 2021, is amended to read as follows:
   4. "Hardship declaration" means the following statement, or a substan-
 tially  equivalent  statement  in  the  tenant's  primary  language,  in
 14-point  type, published by the office of court administration, whether
 in physical or electronic written form:
   "NOTICE TO TENANT: If you have lost  income  or  had  increased  costs
 during  the COVID-19 pandemic, or moving would pose a significant health
 risk for you or a member of your household due to an increased risk  for
 severe  illness  or  death  from  COVID-19  due to an underlying medical
 condition, and you sign and deliver this hardship  declaration  form  to
 your  landlord, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021 for
 nonpayment of rent or for holding over  after  the  expiration  of  your
 lease. You may still be evicted for violating your lease by persistently
 and  unreasonably  engaging  in behavior that substantially infringes on
 the use and enjoyment of other tenants or occupants or causes a substan-
 tial safety hazard to others.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S6853B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property
Laws Affected:
Amd Part A §1, Part B Subpart A §§1 - 6 & 8, Part B Subpart B §§1 - 3, Part B Subpart C §1, Chap 381 of 2020; amd Part BB Subpart A §1, Chap 56 of 2021; add §§131-bb & 131-cc, amd §§131-w, 131-s & 106-b, Soc Serv L

S6853B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to amending the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020"; relates to amending the "COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program of 2021"; provides that local social services district shall not require proof of a pending court proceeding as a condition of eligibility for rental assistance; provides that no repayment agreement shall be required and no collection of overpayment conducted for certain assistance between March 7, 2020 and the later of the end of the state of emergency declared pursuant to executive order number 202 of 2020 or February 28, 2022.

S6853B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6853B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6853--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
   Community  Development  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  381  of  the laws of 2020, establishing the
   "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of  2020";
   to  amend  chapter  56 of the laws of 2021, establishing the "COVID-19
   Emergency Rental Assistance Program of 2021"; and to amend the  social
   services  law, in relation to rental assistance; and to repeal certain
   provisions of the social services law upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 1 of part A of chapter 381 of the
 laws of 2020, establishing the "COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclo-
 sure Prevention Act of 2020", as amended by chapter 104 of the  laws  of
 2021, is amended to read as follows:
   4. "Hardship declaration" means the following statement, or a substan-
 tially  equivalent  statement  in  the  tenant's  primary  language,  in
 14-point type, published by the office of court administration,  whether
 in physical or electronic written form:
   "NOTICE  TO  TENANT:  If  you  have lost income or had increased costs
 during the COVID-19 pandemic, or moving would pose a significant  health
 risk  for you or a member of your household due to an increased risk for
 severe illness or death from  COVID-19  due  to  an  underlying  medical
 condition,  and  you  sign and deliver this hardship declaration form to
 your landlord, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021  for
 nonpayment  of  rent  or  for  holding over after the expiration of your
 lease. You may still be evicted for violating your lease by persistently
 and unreasonably engaging in behavior that  substantially  infringes  on
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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