|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 06, 2023||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 01, 2023||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 31, 2023||1st report cal.215|
|Jan 04, 2023||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S286
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S286 (ACTIVE) - Details
S286 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S286 SPONSOR: STEWART-COUSINS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting the termination of tenancy in certain housing occupied by senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to require court approval before the termi- nation of, or failure to renew, a lease for tenants in rental buildings where substantially all of the lessees or tenants occupying such units are sixty-five years of age or older and/or are persons with disabili- ties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the Real Property Law by adding a new section requir- ing landlords to obtain court approval before seeking the termination of, or failure to renew, more than one lease for tenants in rental
S286 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 286 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting the termination of tenancy in certain housing occupied by senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 228-a to read as follows: § 228-A. TENANCY IN RENTAL BUILDINGS; SENIOR CITIZENS; PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE OR ANY OTHER PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, IF SUBSTANTIALLY ALL OF THE LESSEES OR TENANTS OCCUPYING UNITS IN A RENTAL BUILDING ARE OVER SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE AND/OR ARE PERSONS WITH DISA- BILITIES, THE LESSOR MAY NOT TERMINATE OR FAIL TO RENEW A LEASE FOR PREMISES IN SUCH BUILDING OR TERMINATE A TENANCY AT WILL OR AT SUFFER- ANCE, EXCEPT FOR CAUSE INVOLVING ACTIONS OF THE TENANT THAT VIOLATE THE TERMS OF THE LEASE, SUCH AS THE NON-PAYMENT OF RENT, WITHOUT THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO GRANT APPROVAL, THE COURT SHALL CONSIDER FACTORS INCLUDING: WHETHER THE LESSOR IS OPERATING THE RENTAL BUILDING AT A PROFIT OR LOSS; THE NEED FOR ANY MAJOR CAPITAL REPAIRS OR IMPROVEMENTS THAT CANNOT BE PERFORMED WHILE THE TENANTS ARE IN OCCUPANCY; ANY WRITTEN OR ORAL REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE LESSOR TO TENANTS ABOUT HOW LONG THEY COULD REMAIN IN OCCUPANCY; ANY ALTERNATIVE HOUSING BEING OFFERED BY THE LESSOR, THE NUMBER OF AFFECTED TENANTS; AND THE LENGTH OF TIME THE AFFECTED TENANTS HAVE LIVED IN THEIR APARTMENTS. AT THE TIME OF FILING ANY ACTION AFFECTING MORE THAN ONE LEASE AND SEEKING SUCH PRIOR APPROVAL FROM A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THE LESSOR SHALL NOTIFY ALL THE LESSEES AND TENANTS OCCUPYING UNITS IN THE RENTAL BUILDING THAT ARE OVER EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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