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A06262 Summary:

BILL NOA06262A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCymbrowitz
 
COSPNSRRosenthal L, Epstein, O'Donnell, Bichotte Hermelyn, De Los Santos
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §301, Mult Dwell L
 
Authorizes any dwelling with a certificate authorizing occupancy as a Class B hotel to also authorize occupancy of such units in such dwelling for permanent residence purposes.
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A06262 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6262A
 
SPONSOR: Cymbrowitz
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to authorizing any dwelling with a certificate authorizing occupancy as a Class B hotel to also authorize occupancy of such units in such dwelling for permanent residence purposes   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to authorizing any dwelling with a certificate authorizing occu- pancy as a Class B hotel to also be used for permanent residence purposes.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 301 of the multiple dwelling law to add a new subdivision 7 that allows hotels to be used as permanent housing while still retaining their Group 5 status and preexisting Certificates of Occupancy. Section 2 sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: As the COVID-19 pandemic has left most of the world under severe travel restrictions and as tourist destinations, conferences, and events in New York have been restricted for nearly a year, thousands of hotel rooms sit empty across the city of New York. This bill would allow hotel rooms to be converted to permanent housing in a city desperately lacking in supportive and affordable housing stock. The bill would permit these conversions to be done without cost-prohibitive land use review proc- esses or renovations in order to keep costs attainable for supportive and affordable housing providers, with oversight provided by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Only hotels within 800 feet of a residential district would be eligible for conversion pursuant to this bill, to ensure that any tenants would have access to the appropriate residential resources and amenities. This bill seeks to help solve two outstanding issues facing the city: a lack of affordable housing and underutilized hotel space.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal. Increased occupancy of otherwise vacant hotel space may result in a net increase in tax revenue.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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