A01794 Summary:

BILL NO    A01794 

SAME AS    No Same as 

SPONSOR    Dinowitz

COSPNSR    Gottfried, Rosenthal, Mosley, Pichardo, Cook, Crespo, Kavanagh,
           Sepulveda, Benedetto, Clark

MLTSPNSR   DenDekker, Mayer



Directs the division of housing and community renewal to study non-rental fees
charged by landlords and report to the legislature.
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A01794 Actions:

BILL NO    A01794 

01/13/2015 referred to housing
01/06/2016 referred to housing
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A01794 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01794 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1794
 
SPONSOR: Dinowitz (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the division of housing and community renewal to study non-rental fees charged by landlords   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) to perform a study on non-rental fees imposed by landlords of housing accommodations subject to rent regulation laws. This study will assist the legislature in dealing with landlords who are using these fees improperly for various reasons.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 requires DHCR to prepare and report a study on non-rental fees imposed by landlords of housing accommodations subject to rent control laws and report the study to the legislature by April 1, 2016. Section 2 sets the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) is allowed to determine the amounts that landlords of housing accommo- dations subject to rent control laws may charge tenants for certain non-rental fees. While these surcharges are sometimes allowed in accord- ance with the Operational Bulletin 2005-01 issued by DHCR, many land- lords do not follow the regulations set forth in the Operational Bulle- tin for when the surcharges can be applied. Most of the time, landlords add these surcharges without Meeting any of the conditions set forth in Operational Bulletin 2005-01. A recent survey of rent stabilized tenants indicates that 68% were charged a surcharge for their air conditioner or washing machine in the last year. These surcharges can add hundreds of dollars to a tenant's rent, making rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments unaffordable for low-income New Yorkers. This study will offer an insight into how these non-rental fees are established, evaluated, and evolve over time.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-14- Referred to Housing/S.6112- Referred to Housing, Construction and Community Development   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately
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A01794 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1794
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, PICHARDO,
          COOK,  CRESPO,  KAVANAGH, SEPULVEDA, BROOK-KRASNY, BENEDETTO, CLARK --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. CAMARA, DenDEKKER, MAYER -- read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Housing
 
        AN  ACT directing the division of housing and community renewal to study
          non-rental fees charged by landlords
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The division of housing and community renewal shall prepare
     2  a  report  on  non-rental  fees imposed by landlords of housing accommo-
     3  dations  subject  to  rent  regulations.  Such  study  shall  include  a
     4  description  of fees commonly or frequently charged, the amounts of such
     5  fees, how fees are determined and any  other  data  or  information  the
     6  division  deems  pertinent. The division shall submit such report to the
     7  legislature by April 1, 2016.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01833-01-5
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