Bill Text: NY A06431 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to prohibiting surcharges for the installation, removal or use of an air conditioning unit.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - referred to housing [A06431 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06431-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6431
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Housing
        AN  ACT to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to prohib-
          iting surcharges for certain appliances
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Section 32-a of the private housing finance law is amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
     3    8. Require, whenever a company charges for the installation,  removal,
     4  or  use  of an air conditioning unit, that any such charges be disclosed
     5  to the person prior to any action taken or charge assessed by the compa-
     6  ny. Charges for the use of an  air  conditioning  unit,  if  any,  shall
     7  commence  upon  the  installation of the air conditioning unit and shall
     8  cease upon the removal of the air  conditioning  unit.  Partial  charges
     9  shall be pro-rated to a daily rate.
    10    §  2.  Section  579  of the private housing finance law, as amended by
    11  chapter 855 of the laws of 1968, is amended to read as follows:
    12    § 579. Rules and regulations.  1. The commissioner or the  supervising
    13  agency,  as  the  case may be, shall require, whenever a company charges
    14  for the installation, removal, or use of an air conditioning unit,  that
    15  any such charges be disclosed to the person prior to any action taken or
    16  charge assessed by the company. Charges for the use of an air condition-
    17  ing unit, if any, shall commence upon the installation of the air condi-
    18  tioning  unit  and  shall cease upon the removal of the air conditioning
    19  unit. Partial charges shall be pro-rated to a daily rate.
    20    2. The commissioner and the supervising agency shall each  have  power
    21  to  make  rules and regulations to carry out their respective powers and
    22  duties pursuant to this article and to effectuate the purposes thereof.
    23    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    24  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    25  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    26  this act on its effective date are authorized and directed  to  be  made
    27  and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05966-01-9
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