Bill Text: NY A05410 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the NYC housing authority to include a notice informing a prospective tenant or current tenant of the ability to add legal occupants to the lease or renewal lease and to provide a form to add the additional legal occupants.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-11 - referred to housing [A05410 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05410-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5410
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Housing
        AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation  to  requiring  that
          the  New  York  city  housing  authority  include a notice informing a
          prospective tenant or tenant of the ability to add legal occupants  to
          the lease or renewal lease, and provide, upon request, a tenant with a
          form to add additional legal occupants
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
     3    6-a.  a. The New York city housing authority shall include, along with
     4  every lease or renewal lease offered to a prospective tenant or  current
     5  tenant,  a  separate, clear and conspicuous notice, in at least sixteen-
     6  point boldface type, concerning the tenant's ability to  add  additional
     7  legal occupants to the lease agreement.
     8    b.  Upon receipt of a tenant's request for a form to add an additional
     9  legal occupant, the authority shall,  within  seven  days,  provide  the
    10  tenant  with  the  appropriate  form,  along with a notice informing the
    11  tenant of the right to contest the denial of  any  occupancy  permission
    12  request.
    13    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    14  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09543-01-9
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