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A00604 Summary:

COSPNSRGottfried, Kavanagh, Dinowitz
MLTSPNSRColton, Farrell, Glick, Perry, Robinson, Wright
Amd S26-412, add S26-519.1, NYC Ad Cd; add S12-b, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
Provides that with respect to apartments covered by rent control, rent stabilization, or the emergency tenant protection act, a landlord must be free of outstanding building code violations to bring an action or proceeding for rent or eviction; provides alternative provisions for disputed violations; requires tenants to pay rent into an interest bearing account to be maintained by the court during the pendency of the dispute over the violation; payments may be made from such account to cover utility bills and the making of necessary repairs if the dispute is resolved in favor of the tenant; provides that if such dispute is resolved in favor of the landlord, then he or she shall receive all such payments with interest thereon.
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