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A01093 Summary:

BILL NOA01093
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00799
 
SPONSORDinowitz
 
COSPNSRGottfried, Rosenthal, Mosley, Pichardo, Cook, Crespo, Kavanagh, Sepulveda, Benedetto, Davila, Bichotte, Joyner, Walker, Rodriguez, Blake, Barron
 
MLTSPNSRArroyo, DenDekker, Glick, Perry
 
Add 26-416, NYC Ad Cd
 
Prohibits the imposition of any surcharge for the installation or use of a tenant-installed appliance where the tenant pays for electric utility service.
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A01093 Actions:

BILL NOA01093
 
01/10/2017referred to housing
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A01093 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1093
 
SPONSOR: Dinowitz (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to surcharges for the installation or use of certain appliances in housing accommodations subject to rent control   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will prohibit the imposition of any surcharge for the instal- lation or use of a tenant-installed appliance.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section (1) of the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section (26-416) that prohibits the imposition of any surcharge for the installation or use of a tenant-installed appliance where the tenant pays for electric utility service.   JUSTIFICATION: On March 24, 2005 the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal issued Operational Bulletin 2005-1 which states that in both rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments, when a tenant requests permission to install a washer, dryer, or dishwasher, the owner can collect a surcharge for each appliance. This action was purportedly taken in order to account for the increased wear on plumbing and the increased utility costs paid by landlords, but these costs are already taken into account when calculating rent. Because these costs are already accounted for in the rent itself, and this action has the likely effect of increasing disputes between landlords and tenants, this bill is necessary to prohibit appliance surcharges.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16- A.1795 - Third Reading Cal, No. 430/S.3583 - Referred to Hous- ing, Construction and Community Development 2013-14- A.555-A- Referred to Rules/S.1733-A- Referred to Housing, Construction and Community Development 2011-12 - A.1338- Referred to Housing/S.3268 - Referred to Housing, Construction and Community Development 2009-10- A.1127- Advanced to 3rd reading cal. No, 734 2007-08- A.3843- Referred to Housing 2005-06- A.8264- Referred to Housing   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided that section 26-416 of the city rent and rehabilitation law as added by section one of this act shall remain in full force and effect only as long as the public emer- gency requiring the regulation and control of residential rents and evictions continues, as provided in subdivision 2 of section 1 of the local emergency housing rent control act.
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A01093 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1093
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 10, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, PICHARDO,
          COOK,   CRESPO,  KAVANAGH,  SEPULVEDA,  BENEDETTO,  DAVILA,  BICHOTTE,
          JOYNER, WALKER, RODRIGUEZ, BLAKE, BARRON -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
          of A. ARROYO, DenDEKKER, GLICK, PERRY -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Housing

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to surcharges for the installation or use of  certain  appli-
          ances in housing accommodations subject to rent control
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
     2  by adding a new section 26-416 to read as follows:
     3    § 26-416 Surcharges for tenant-installed appliances. The imposition of
     4  any  surcharge  for the installation or use of a tenant-installed appli-
     5  ance is prohibited where the tenant pays for electric utility service.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect  immediately;  provided  that  section
     7  26-416  of  the city rent and rehabilitation law as added by section one
     8  of this act shall remain in full force and effect only as  long  as  the
     9  public  emergency  requiring  the  regulation and control of residential
    10  rents and evictions continues, as provided in subdivision 3 of section 1
    11  of the local emergency housing rent control act.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00019-01-7
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