senate Bill S6950

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires owners to provide essential services and habitability for interim multiple dwelling units

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7667 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 01, 2021 signed chap.639
Nov 19, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1727
substituted for s6950
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by a7667
ordered to third reading cal.1727
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 20, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

S6950 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §282-a, Mult Dwell L

S6950 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires owners to provide essential services and habitability for interim multiple dwelling units; allows occupants of interim multiple dwelling units to bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

S6950 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6950 (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
                               May 20, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. 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 multiple dwelling law, in relation to interim multi-
   ple dwellings
   Section 1. Section 282-a of the multiple dwelling law, as  amended  by
 chapter 41 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   §  282-a.  Applications for coverage of interim multiple dwellings and
 residential units. 1. Where any occupant has filed  an  application  for
 coverage  pursuant to this article and has received a docket number from
 the loft board, it shall be unlawful for an owner to cause or intend  to
 cause such occupant to vacate, surrender or waive any rights in relation
 to  such  occupancy, due to repeated interruptions or discontinuances of
 essential services, or an interruption or discontinuance of an essential
 service for an extended duration or of such significance as to  substan-
 tially  impair  habitability  of  such unit, at any time before the loft
 board has made a final determination, including appeals, to  approve  or
 deny  such  application.  This  section  shall  not  grant any rights of
 continued occupancy other than  those  otherwise  granted  by  law.  Any
 agreement  that  waives  or limits the benefits of this section shall be
 deemed void as against public policy. In addition to any other  remedies
 provided  in  this  article  for failure to be in compliance, in article
 eight of this chapter, or in the regulations  promulgated  by  the  loft
 board,  an occupant who has filed an application with the loft board for
 coverage under this article may commence an action or  proceeding  in  a
 court   of  competent  jurisdiction,  which  notwithstanding  any  other
 provision of law shall include the housing part of  the  New  York  city
 civil court, to enforce the provisions of this section.

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


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