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A03190 Summary:

COSPNSRMosley, Barron, Jacobson
Amd §235-a, RP L
Relates to allowing a residential tenant to deduct water payments he or she makes for a deficient landlord from his or her rent.
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A03190 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                                                                Cal. No. 287
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. HUNTER, MOSLEY, BARRON -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Housing -- reported and referred to the  Committee
          on Codes -- advanced to a third reading, passed by Assembly and deliv-
          ered  to the Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote reconsidered, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of  third
        AN  ACT  to amend the real property law, in relation to allowing tenants
          to deduct water payments they make for deficient landlords from  their
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 235-a of the real property law, as
     2  amended by chapter 713 of the laws  of  1981,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  In  any  case  in which a residential tenant shall lawfully make a
     5  payment to a utility company pursuant  to  the  provisions  of  sections
     6  thirty-three,  thirty-four and one hundred sixteen of the public service
     7  law, or to a utility company as defined in subdivision  twenty-three  of
     8  section  two  of  the  public service law, public authority, water-works
     9  corporation, as defined in subdivision twenty-seven of  section  two  of
    10  the  public  service  law,  or  municipal water system, as prescribed in
    11  section eighty-nine-l of the public service law, for water service which
    12  a landlord is responsible for but  has  failed  or  refused  to  provide
    13  payment  therefor,  such  payment  shall  be  deductible from any future
    14  payment of rent.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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