Bill Text: NY A05504 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits discrimination based upon refusal to comply with social media access requests.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-01-03 - referred to housing [A05504 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A05504-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 9, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Housing
        AN ACT to amend the real property law,  in  relation  to  discrimination
          based upon social media access
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  237-b to read as follows:
     3    §  237-b.  Discrimination  based upon social media access. Any person,
     4  firm or corporation owning or having  in  charge  any  apartment  house,
     5  tenement  house  or  other  building  or manufactured home park used for
     6  dwelling purposes who shall require a prospective or current  tenant  to
     7  provide  anyone access to such tenant's social media accounts, including
     8  but not limited to any log-in name, password or other means for  access-
     9  ing  a  personal  account, service, or electronic communications device,
    10  shall be guilty of a violation.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.