A01477 Summary:

BILL NOA01477
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04571
 
SPONSORWright
 
COSPNSRRodriguez, Linares, Blake
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd S402, Pub Hous L
 
Requires the NYC housing authority to include a notice informing a prospective tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the lease or renewal lease and to provide a form to add the additional legal occupants.
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A01477 Actions:

BILL NOA01477
 
01/12/2015referred to housing
03/03/2015reported
03/05/2015advanced to third reading cal.68
03/09/2015passed assembly
03/09/2015delivered to senate
03/09/2015REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
01/06/2016DIED IN SENATE
01/06/2016RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/06/2016ordered to third reading cal.72
01/26/2016passed assembly
01/26/2016delivered to senate
01/26/2016REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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A01477 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1477
 
SPONSOR: Wright
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to requiring that the New York city housing authority include a notice informing a prospective tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the lease or renewal lease, and provide, upon request, a tenant with a form to add additional legal occupants   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To give tenants notice of their ability to add legal occupants to their leases, and to ensure that requests for documents to add additional legal occupants are fulfilled.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the New York City Housing Authority to include a notice informing a prospective tenant or current tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the lease or renewal lease. The notice shall be separate from the lease, clear and conspicuous, and written in boldface font, sixteen-point or greater. This bill would also require the Authority to, within seven days of receipt of a tenant's request for a form to add additional legal occupants, provide such tenant with the appropriate form along with a notice informing the tenant of the right to contest the denial of any occupancy permission request.   JUSTIFICATION: Recognizing that, during the course of a NYCHA tenant's residency, family composition may change, NYCHA has a process through which a tenant may add a family member to the household lease for succession purposes. However, the applicable rules and procedures for adding such family members are not well known or understood by many NYCHA tenants. Throughout NYCHA housing, tenants' family members, who would ordinarily qualify for occupancy, have been evicted from units for being unaware of these rules and procedures. Further, instances have occurred wherein NYCHA staff has not sufficiently provided or explained to tenants information about the addition process, their obligations, and grievance rights, or has failed or refused to provide the requisite forms. This bill would address these issues.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-2014: A8605   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State. to   EFFECTIVE DATE:. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become law.
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A01477 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1477
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 12, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Housing
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the public housing law, in relation to requiring that
          the New York city housing  authority  include  a  notice  informing  a
          prospective  tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to
          the lease or renewal lease, and provide, upon request, a tenant with a
          form to add additional legal occupants
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Subdivisions 7, 8 and 9 of section 402 of the public hous-
     2  ing law, subdivision 8 as renumbered by chapter 467 of the laws of 1971,
     3  are renumbered subdivisions 8, 9 and 10 and a new subdivision 7 is added
     4  to read as follows:
     5    7. a. The New York city housing authority shall  include,  along  with
     6  every  lease or renewal lease offered to a prospective tenant or current
     7  tenant, a separate, clear and conspicuous notice, in at  least  sixteen-
     8  point  boldface  type, concerning the tenant's ability to add additional
     9  legal occupants to the lease agreement.
    10    b. Upon receipt of a tenant's request for a form to add an  additional
    11  legal  occupant,  the  authority  shall,  within seven days, provide the
    12  tenant with the appropriate form, along  with  a  notice  informing  the
    13  tenant  of  the  right to contest the denial of any occupancy permission
    14  request.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    16  have become a law.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02249-01-5
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