Bill Text: NJ A1221 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires emergency contact information and access instructions for social services hotline to be provided to tenants of multiple dwellings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-13 - Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading [A1221 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-A1221-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 1221

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  ANNETTE CHAPARRO

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman  SHANIQUE SPEIGHT

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblyman  BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman McKnight

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires emergency contact information and access instructions for social services hotline to be provided to tenants of multiple dwellings.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


An Act concerning information to be provided to tenants of multiple dwellings and supplementing P.L.1967, c.76 (C.55:13A-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.   The following information shall be posted in at least one conspicuous area, where the information is most likely to be viewed by tenants, of a tenant-occupied multiple dwelling and on the Internet website of any management company that manages a tenant-occupied multiple dwelling:

     (1)   emergency contact instructions, and the name, address, and telephone number of an individual representative of the record owner or managing agent who may be reached or contacted at any time in the event of an emergency affecting the premises or any unit of dwelling space, in accordance with the landlord registration requirements set forth in subsection f. of section 2 of P.L.1974, c.50 (C.46:8-28); and

     (2)   instructions on how to access and use the comprehensive social services information toll-free telephone hotline, established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1991, c.542 (C.30:1-1.1).

     b.    The following information shall be contained in a printed notice, conspicuously set forth in prominent boldface type, in every lease offered to a tenant in a multiple dwelling:

     (1)   the Internet website address of the management company that manages the multiple dwelling; and

     (2)   instructions on how to access and use the comprehensive social services information toll-free telephone hotline, established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1991, c.542 (C.30:1-1.1).

     c.     The information provided to tenants in accordance with subsections a. and b. of this section shall be made available in English and Spanish.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month next following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

      This bill requires certain information, including emergency contact information and instructions concerning the comprehensive social services information toll-free telephone hotline, to be made available to the tenants of multiple dwellings.

      Specifically, the bill requires the following information to be posted in at least one conspicuous area of a tenant-occupied multiple dwelling and on the Internet website of any management company that manages a tenant-occupied multiple dwelling:

      (1)  emergency contact instructions, including the name, address, and telephone number of an individual representative of the record owner or managing agent who can be contacted in the event of an emergency affecting the premises or dwelling unit; and

      (2)  instructions concerning the comprehensive social services information toll-free telephone hotline operated by the Department of Human Services.  The telephone hotline provides information and referrals to health, human, and social service organizations, including information concerning housing resources.

      The bill also requires the following information to be contained in every lease offered to a tenant of a multiple dwelling:

      (1)  a link to the Internet website of any management company that manages the multiple dwelling, which contains the required emergency contact information; and

      (2)  instructions concerning the comprehensive social services information toll-free telephone hotline operated by the Department of Human Services.

      Under the bill, the information provided to tenants would be required to be made available in English and Spanish.

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