A01477 Summary:

BILL NO    A01477 

SAME AS    SAME AS S04571

SPONSOR    Wright

COSPNSR    Rodriguez, 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 NO    A01477 

01/12/2015 referred to housing
03/03/2015 reported 
03/05/2015 advanced to third reading cal.68
03/09/2015 passed assembly
03/09/2015 delivered to senate
03/09/2015 REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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A01477 Votes:

A01477 03/09/2015 146/0
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A01477 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1477

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:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1477

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   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
    8  SIXTEEN-POINT  BOLDFACE  TYPE,  CONCERNING  THE  TENANT'S ABILITY TO ADD
    9  ADDITIONAL 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    S 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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