Senate Bill S1403

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the "winter moratorium on evictions act of 2023"

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

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

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2023-S1403 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§711, 741, 747, 749 & 768, add §753-a, RPAP L; add §235-j, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S1403, A4093

2023-S1403 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "winter moratorium on evictions act of 2023" to prohibit eviction of tenants from residential properties during the winter months.

2023-S1403 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1403 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 11, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 real property actions and proceedings law and the
   real property law, in relation to  prohibiting  residential  evictions
   during the winter months

   Section 1. Short Title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "winter moratorium on evictions act of 2023".
   §  2.  Legislative findings and declaration of emergency. The legisla-
 ture hereby finds and declares all of the following:
   The serious public emergency  regarding  the  scarcity  of  affordable
 housing  across  New  York  State continues to exist, and such emergency
 puts  families  and  individuals  at  a  heightened  risk  of  eviction,
 displacement, and homelessness.
   The  legislature  recognizes  that  evictions trigger long-lasting and
 irreparable harm to public health and safety. Evictions  are  linked  to
 all-cause mortality and lead to an array of negative mental and physical
 health  outcomes  including  higher rates of emergency room utilization,
 mental health hospitalizations, suicide, children's hospitalization, and
 depression. Evictions directly result in job loss and  disruption  to  a
 child's education. Those who have experienced an eviction are more like-
 ly to live in substandard housing and have greater residential precarity
 and  are  less  likely to secure safe and affordable housing in the long
 term. These consequences are disproportionately felt by Black and Latinx
 households, who face the highest rates of eviction.
   Evictions are a significant cause of homelessness, both  directly  and
 indirectly.  In  New  York  City, 25 percent of shelter residents and 12
 percent of unsheltered individuals are homeless due to an eviction.  The
 Department  of  Housing and Urban Development identified at least 91,271

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


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1 month ago

Landlords should have the right to evict tenants without going through this hassel. NY caters to the poor and low income. If I want someone out of my house I shouldn't have to wait for the courts to tell me when then should leave.

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