Bill Text: NY S09086 | 2019-2020 | 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 7-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-11-09 - REFERRED TO RULES [S09086 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S09086-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                    November 9, 2020

        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 Rules

        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.