Bill Text: NY A00934 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to information available pertaining to rental histories of rent stabilized units through FOIL applications by the NYS division of housing and community renewal.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - referred to housing [A00934 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00934-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           934
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Housing
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to available information pertaining to  rental  histories  of
          rent-stabilized units
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 26-516 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
     2  New York is amended by adding a new subdivision i to read as follows:
     3    i.  Complete  rental  histories for units regulated under this chapter
     4  shall be made available by the state division of housing  and  community
     5  renewal to local, county or state elected officials who submit an appli-
     6  cation for such information under the provisions of the state freedom of
     7  information law. Information shall be redacted as required under article
     8  six  of  the public officers law, entitled the state freedom of informa-
     9  tion law.  Records obtained pursuant to this subdivision shall  be  used
    10  solely for the purposes stated in the application.
    11    § 2. Section 26-517 of the administrative code of the city of New York
    12  is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:
    13    h.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  to the contrary, the state
    14  division of housing and community renewal shall maintain rent  histories
    15  of units regulated under this chapter for a minimum of ten years.
    16    § 3. Section 26-516 of the administrative code of the city of New York
    17  is amended by adding a new subdivision j to read as follows:
    18    j.  The state division of housing and community renewal shall regulate
    19  housing accommodations which, through  a  complaint,  investigation,  or
    20  violation  process,  have  been established to be illegally de-regulated
    21  due to illegal use. For purposes of  this  section,  illegal  use  shall
    22  consist of, but not be limited to notices of illegal construction, ille-
    23  gal  conversion,  illegal  transient  hotel, removal from rent rolls and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03281-01-9

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     1  warehousing, or other purposes other than those authorized  pursuant  to
     2  this chapter.
     3    §  4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
     4  ments to chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative code of the city of
     5  New York made by sections one, two and three of this act shall expire on
     6  the same date as such law expires and shall not affect the expiration of
     7  such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.
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