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A02935 Summary:

BILL NOA02935
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORDinowitz
 
COSPNSRGottfried, Rosenthal, Mosley, Pichardo, Cook, Crespo, Kavanagh, Sepulveda, Benedetto
 
MLTSPNSRDenDekker, 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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A02935 Actions:

BILL NOA02935
 
01/23/2017referred to housing
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A02935 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2935
 
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, 2018. 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: 2015-16- Referred to Housing 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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A02935 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2935
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 23, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, PICHARDO,
          COOK,  CRESPO, KAVANAGH, SEPULVEDA, BENEDETTO -- Multi-Sponsored by --
          M. of A.  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, 2018.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03562-01-7
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