Bill Text: NY A06182 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides preferences in contracts under the affordable home ownership program to police officers, teachers and firefighters who live in the municipality or school district in which they work; defines relevant terms.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to housing [A06182 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06182-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. FITZPATRICK, TAGUE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          A.  MANKTELOW,  SALKA  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on
        AN ACT to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to  prefer-
          ences under the affordable home ownership development program
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3  of  section  1112  of  the
     2  private  housing  finance  law, as amended by chapter 898 of the laws of
     3  1986, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) Serve the lowest income households in the applicable region and is
     5  designed to continue to be affordable to such households for a  substan-
     6  tial  period  of  time  or  serve  households in which the home buyer is
     7  employed as a police officer, firefighter or teacher, provided that such
     8  home is located within the boundaries of the area served by  the  police
     9  department,  fire  department,  or  elementary or secondary school where
    10  such person is so employed. As used in this paragraph: "police  officer"
    11  shall  mean  a person who is currently employed as a sworn officer of an
    12  authorized police department or force of a city, town or village; "fire-
    13  fighter" shall mean a person who is currently employed  on  a  permanent
    14  basis as an officer or member of an organized fire department of a city,
    15  town, village or fire district; and "teacher" shall mean a person who is
    16  currently  employed in a teaching capacity in an elementary or secondary
    17  school in this state,  has  graduated  from  an  accredited  college  or
    18  university  and holds a valid state teaching certificate issued pursuant
    19  to article sixty-one of the education law.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect on the  thirtieth day after  it  shall
    21  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.