assembly Bill A1075

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes a program to address the legalization of specified basements and cellars and the conversion of other specified basements and cellars in a city with a population of one million or more

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Jan 13, 2023 referred to local governments

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A1075 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2276
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 7-D §§288 - 290, Mult Dwell L; amd §§472 & 473, Priv Hous Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A9802, S8783

A1075 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a program to address the legalization of specified basements and cellars and the conversion of other specified basements and cellars in a city with a population of one million or more.

A1075 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1075
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. EPSTEIN, GONZALEZ-ROJAS, GLICK, MAMDANI, GALLAGH-
   ER,  REYES,  JACKSON,  CARROLL,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  AUBRY, BENEDETTO,
   TAPIA,  MITAYNES,  SIMON,  ANDERSON,  CRUZ,  GIBBS,  FORREST,  HEVESI,
   CUNNINGHAM -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Govern-
   ments

 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  multiple  dwelling  law and the private housing
   finance law, in relation to establishing  a  program  to  address  the
   legalization  of specified basements and cellars and the conversion of
   other specified basements and cellars in a city with a  population  of
   one million or more
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The multiple dwelling law is amended by adding a new  arti-
 cle 7-D to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 7-D
           LEGALIZATION AND CONVERSION OF BASEMENTS AND CELLARS
 SECTION 288. DEFINITIONS.
         289. BASEMENT AND CELLAR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
         290. TENANT PROTECTIONS IN INHABITED BASEMENTS OR CELLARS.
   §  288.  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED IN THIS ARTICLE, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OR
 SUBJECT MATTER REQUIRES OTHERWISE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  THE TERM "INHABITED BASEMENT OR CELLAR" MEANS A BASEMENT OR CELLAR
 UNLAWFULLY OCCUPIED AS A RESIDENCE BY ONE OR MORE TENANTS ON OR PRIOR TO
 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE;
   2. THE TERM "RENTED" MEANS LEASED, LET, OR HIRED OUT, WITH OR  WITHOUT
 A WRITTEN AGREEMENT; AND
   3. THE TERM "TENANT" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM AN INHABITED BASEMENT
 OR CELLAR IS RENTED.
   §  289.  BASEMENT  AND CELLAR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  1. NOTWITH-
 STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF STATE OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, IN A

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03476-01-3