Bill Text: NY S01603 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Enacts the "NYCHA utility accountability act"; requires the NYCHA to provide a rent reduction to tenants who experience a disruption in utility service.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2022-05-18 - referred to housing [S01603 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01603-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 14, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS,  BENJAMIN,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON, SALAZAR,
          SEPULVEDA, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
          ed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Housing,  Construction  and
          Community Development

        AN ACT
          to  amend  the  public housing law, in relation to enacting the "NYCHA
        utility accountability act"

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "NYCHA utility accountability act".
     3    § 2. Section 402-e of the public housing law is amended  by  adding  a
     4  new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     5    5.  Where  there is a disruption in the New York city housing authori-
     6  ty's provision of heat,  water,  gas,  or  electricity  service  to  any
     7  tenant,  the  New York city housing authority shall reduce the amount of
     8  rent to be paid by such tenant for the following month by the greater of
     9  either (a) seventy-five dollars per month, on a prorated daily basis for
    10  each day such tenant experienced a disruption of heat,  water,  gas,  or
    11  electricity  service;  or  (b)  the  amount equal to ten percent of such
    12  tenant's prorated daily cost of rent for each day  such  tenant  experi-
    13  enced a disruption of heat, water, gas, or electricity service.
    14    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.