senate Bill S691

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for including uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces in the definition of "family member" in relation to regulations pertaining to rights of family members

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
Mar 14, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2022 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2022 1st report cal.690
Jan 05, 2022 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 06, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development


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Mar 9, 2022 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Mar 9, 2022


S691 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1346
2011-2012: S1300
2013-2014: S2453
2015-2016: S345
2017-2018: S91
2019-2020: S16
2023-2024: S3231

S691 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for including uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces in the definition of "family member" in relation to regulations pertaining to rights of family members to succeed in certain cases to the rights of certain tenants.

S691 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S691 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, SALAZAR -- 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 the definition of
   "family member"

   Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 14 of the  public
 housing  law, as added by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (c) that for the purposes of such  regulations:  (i)  "family  member"
 shall be defined as a husband, wife, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaught-
 er,  father,  mother,  stepfather,  stepmother,  brother, sister, UNCLE,
 AUNT, NEPHEW, NIECE, grandfather, grandmother, grandson,  granddaughter,
 daughter-in-law,  son-in-law,  mother-in-law  or  father-in-law  of  the
 tenant; or any other person residing with  the  tenant  in  the  housing
 accommodation  as a primary residence who can prove emotional and finan-
 cial commitment, and interdependence between such person and the tenant.
 Although no single factor shall be solely determinative, evidence  which
 is  to be considered in determining whether such emotional and financial
 commitment and interdependence existed, may include, without limitation,
 such factors as listed below.  In no event would evidence  of  a  sexual
 relationship between such persons be required or considered.
   (A) longevity of the relationship;
   (B)  sharing of or relying upon each other for payment of household or
 family expenses, or other common necessities of life;
   (C) intermingling of finances as evidenced  by,  among  other  things,
 joint  ownership  of  bank  accounts, personal and real property, credit
 cards, loan obligations, sharing a  household  budget  for  purposes  of

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


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