|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7251
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7251 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §711, RPAP L; amd §140.10, Pen L
S7251 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7251 SPONSOR: BOYLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property actions and proceedings law and the penal law, in relation to clarifying the definition of "tenant" to exclude squatters PURPOSE: This legislation would clarify the definition of tenant to exclude squatters. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 711 of the real property actions and proceedings law, is amended to clarify the definition of tenant to exclude squatters. For the purposes of this article, a tenant shall not include a person who enters onto a property with the intent of squatting on the property
S7251 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7251 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 10, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the real property actions and proceedings law and the penal law, in relation to clarifying the definition of "tenant" to exclude squatters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 711 of the real property actions and proceedings law, as amended by section 12 of part M of chap- ter 36 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: A tenant shall include an occupant of one or more rooms in a rooming house or a resident, not including a transient occupant, of one or more rooms in a hotel who has been in possession for [thirty] FORTY-FIVE consecutive days or longer. No tenant or lawful occupant of a dwelling or housing accommodation shall be removed from possession except in a special proceeding. A special proceeding may be maintained under this article upon the following grounds: § 2. Section 711 of the real property actions and proceedings law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CONTRARY PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, A TENANT SHALL NOT INCLUDE A PERSON WHO ENTERS ONTO PROP- ERTY WITH THE INTENT OF SQUATTING ON SUCH PROPERTY OR WHO OTHERWISE SETTLES ON LAND OR OCCUPIES PROPERTY WITHOUT TITLE, RIGHT, PERMISSION OF THE RIGHTFUL OWNER, OR PAYMENT OF RENT. § 3. Subdivision (g) of section 140.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 176 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (g) where the property consists of a right-of-way or yard of a rail- road or rapid transit railroad which has been designated and conspicu- ously posted as a no-trespass railroad zone; OR (H) WITH THE INTENT OF SQUATTING IN SUCH BUILDING OR UPON SUCH REAL PROPERTY OR OTHERWISE OCCUPIES SUCH BUILDING OR REAL PROPERTY WITHOUT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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