Bill Text: NY S00240 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits landlords from refusing to deal with certain people solely because those people were involved in prior summary proceedings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-01-03 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S00240 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S00240-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           240
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 4, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to a tenant blacklist
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  296  of the executive law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (a-1) to read as follows:
     3    (a-1) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for  the  owner,
     4  lessee,  sublessee,  assignee,  or  managing  agent of publicly-assisted
     5  housing accommodations or  other person having the right of ownership or
     6  possession of or the right to rent or  lease    such  accommodations  to
     7  refuse  to sell, rent or lease or otherwise deny or to withhold from any
     8  person or group of persons such a housing  accommodation  on  the  basis
     9  that  such  person or group of persons were involved in past, ongoing or
    10  current landlord-tenant action  or  summary  proceeding  emanating  from
    11  article seven of the real property law, except where the tenant or group
    12  of tenants have not satisfied the order.
    13    §  2.  Subdivision 3-b of section 296 of the executive law, as amended
    14  by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
    15    3-b. It shall be an unlawful  discriminatory  practice  for  any  real
    16  estate  broker,  real estate salesperson or employee or agent thereof or
    17  any other individual, corporation, partnership or organization  for  the
    18  purpose of inducing a real estate transaction from which any such person
    19  or any of its stockholders or members may benefit financially, to repre-
    20  sent  that a change has occurred or will or may occur in the composition
    21  with respect to race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation,
    22  military status, sex, disability, past, ongoing or current landlord-ten-
    23  ant action or summary proceeding emanating from  article  seven  of  the
    24  real  property  law, marital status, or familial status of the owners or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05099-01-7

        S. 240                              2
     1  occupants in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real  property
     2  is  located,  and to represent, directly or indirectly, that this change
     3  will or may result in undesirable consequences in the  block,  neighbor-
     4  hood  or  area  in which the real property is located, including but not
     5  limited to the lowering of property values, an increase in  criminal  or
     6  anti-social  behavior,  or  a decline in the quality of schools or other
     7  facilities.
     8    § 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 296  of  the  executive
     9  law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 1-a to read as follows:
    10    (1-a)  It  shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for the owner,
    11  lessee, sublessee, assignee, or managing agent of, or any  other  person
    12  having  the  right  to  sell,  rent  or  lease  a housing accommodation,
    13  constructed or to be constructed, or any agent or employee  thereof,  to
    14  refuse  to sell, rent or lease or otherwise deny or to withhold from any
    15  person or group of persons such a housing  accommodation  on  the  basis
    16  that  such  person or group of persons were involved in past, ongoing or
    17  current landlord-tenant action  or  summary  proceeding  emanating  from
    18  article  seven  of  the  real property law,   except where the tenant or
    19  group of tenants have not satisfied the order.
    20    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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