Bill Text: NY A01471 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for a continuation of senior citizen rent increase exemption benefits after a period of ineligibility due to a head of household's temporary increase in income.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to aging [A01471 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01471-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1471
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, COLTON, DINOWITZ, ABBATE, CYMBROW-
          ITZ, CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  ARROYO,  GLICK,  GOTT-
          FRIED,  LENTOL,  PERRY  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
          Aging
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation  to  continuation  of  senior citizen rent increase exemption
          benefits after a period of ineligibility due to a head of  household's
          temporary increase in income
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 26-605 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
     2  New York is amended by adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
     3    (e)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a head of a household
     4  to whom a rent increase exemption order/tax  abatement  certificate  has
     5  been  issued  under  this chapter, chapter three or chapter four of this
     6  title who  has  become  ineligible  for  such  rent  increase  exemption
     7  order/tax  abatement  certificate as a result of a temporary increase in
     8  income for a period of time that does not exceed two  years,  may,  upon
     9  resumption   of   receipt   of   an   income  that  qualifies  for  such
    10  order/certificate under this chapter, chapter three or chapter  four  of
    11  this  title,  apply  to the supervising agency, subject to the terms and
    12  conditions imposed  by  such  relevant  chapter,  for  a  rent  increase
    13  exemption  order/tax abatement certificate relating to the same dwelling
    14  unit to which the original rent increase exemption  order/tax  abatement
    15  certificate  applied,  and such order/certificate shall provide that the
    16  head of the household shall be exempt from paying that  portion  of  the
    17  maximum  rent for the dwelling unit which exceeds the last rent that the
    18  head of the household was required to pay in the dwelling unit prior  to
    19  his  or her increase in income which caused the temporary ineligibility,
    20  plus any non-exempt increases  in  such  maximum  rent  which  may  have
    21  occurred during the temporary period of ineligibility.
    22    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to rele-
    23  vant applications for the senior citizen rent increase  exemption  bene-
    24  fits filed on or after such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02601-01-9
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