Bill Text: NY A06142 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Removes certain restrictions relating to the "immediate and compelling necessity" of the landlord on a landlord's ability in certain New York city apartments which are rent stabilized or rent controlled to recover possession of a housing accommodation for his own personal use and occupancy or for the use and occupancy of his or her immediate family.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-28 - referred to housing [A06142 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06142-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          6142
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. FITZPATRICK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          MANKTELOW -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city  of  New  York,  the
          emergency housing rent control law and the emergency tenant protection
          act  of  nineteen seventy-four, in relation to the eviction of tenants
          on grounds of landlord's personal use
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of  subdivision  b of section 26-408 of the
     2  administrative code of the city of  New  York  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (1)  The landlord seeks in good faith to recover possession of a hous-
     5  ing accommodation [because of immediate and  compelling  necessity]  for
     6  his  or  her own personal use and occupancy or for the use and occupancy
     7  of his or her immediate family [provided, however, that this subdivision
     8  shall not apply where a member of the household lawfully  occupying  the
     9  housing  accommodation  is  sixty-two  years of age or older, has been a
    10  tenant in a housing accommodation in that building for twenty  years  or
    11  more,  or has an impairment which results from anatomical, physiological
    12  or psychological conditions, other than addiction to alcohol,  gambling,
    13  or any controlled substance, which are demonstrable by medically accept-
    14  able  clinical  and  laboratory  diagnostic  techniques,  and  which are
    15  expected to be permanent and which prevent the tenant from  engaging  in
    16  any substantial gainful employment]; or
    17    § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 5 of chapter 274 of the
    18  laws  of  1946,  constituting the emergency housing rent control law, as
    19  amended by chapter 234 of the laws  of  1984,  is  amended  to  read  as
    20  follows:
    21    (a)  the landlord seeks in good faith to recover possession of housing
    22  accommodations [because of immediate and compelling necessity]  for  his
    23  own personal use and occupancy or for the use and occupancy of his imme-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05977-01-9

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     1  diate family[; provided, however, this subdivision shall not apply where
     2  a  member  of the household lawfully occupying the housing accommodation
     3  is sixty-two years of age or older, has  been  a  tenant  in  a  housing
     4  accommodation  in  that  building  for  twenty  years or more, or has an
     5  impairment which results from anatomical, physiological or psychological
     6  conditions, other than addiction to alcohol, gambling, or any controlled
     7  substance, which are demonstrable by medically acceptable  clinical  and
     8  laboratory diagnostic techniques, and which are expected to be permanent
     9  and  which  prevent  the tenant from engaging in any substantial gainful
    10  employment]; or
    11    § 3. Subdivision a of section 10 of section 4 of chapter  576  of  the
    12  laws  of 1974, constituting the emergency tenant protection act of nine-
    13  teen seventy-four, as amended by chapter 234 of the  laws  of  1984,  is
    14  amended to read as follows:
    15    a.  For  cities having a population of less than one million and towns
    16  and villages, the state division of housing and community renewal  shall
    17  be  empowered  to  implement  this  act by appropriate regulations. Such
    18  regulations may encompass such speculative or manipulative practices  or
    19  renting or leasing practices as the state division of housing and commu-
    20  nity  renewal determines constitute or are likely to cause circumvention
    21  of this act.  Such regulations shall prohibit practices which are likely
    22  to prevent any person from asserting any right or remedy granted by this
    23  act, including but not limited to retaliatory  termination  of  periodic
    24  tenancies and shall require owners to grant a new one or two year vacan-
    25  cy or renewal lease at the option of the tenant, except where a mortgage
    26  or  mortgage  commitment existing as of the local effective date of this
    27  act provides that the owner shall not grant a one-year lease; and  shall
    28  prescribe  standards with respect to the terms and conditions of new and
    29  renewal leases, additional rent and such  related  matters  as  security
    30  deposits, advance rental payments, the use of escalator clauses in leas-
    31  es and provision for increase in rentals for garages and other ancillary
    32  facilities,  so  as to insure that the level of rent adjustments author-
    33  ized under this law will not be subverted  and  made  ineffective.  [Any
    34  provision  of  the  regulations permitting an owner to refuse to renew a
    35  lease on grounds that the owner seeks to recover possession of the hous-
    36  ing accommodation for his own use and occupancy or for the use and occu-
    37  pancy of his immediate family shall require that  an  owner  demonstrate
    38  immediate  and compelling need and shall not apply where a member of the
    39  housing accommodation is sixty-two years of age or  older,  has  been  a
    40  tenant  in  a housing accommodation in that building for twenty years or
    41  more, or has an impairment which results from anatomical,  physiological
    42  or  psychological conditions, other than addiction to alcohol, gambling,
    43  or any controlled substance, which are demonstrable by medically accept-
    44  able clinical  and  laboratory  diagnostic  techniques,  and  which  are
    45  expected  to  be permanent and which prevent the tenant from engaging in
    46  any substantial gainful employment.]
    47    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
    48  ment  to section 26-408 of the city rent and rehabilitation law, made by
    49  section one of this act, shall remain in full force and effect  only  as
    50  long  as  the  public  emergency requiring the regulation and control of
    51  residential rents and evictions continues, as provided in subdivision  3
    52  of section 1 of the local emergency housing rent control act. The amend-
    53  ment  to  section  5  of the emergency housing rent control law, made by
    54  section two of this act, shall expire on  the  same  date  as  such  law
    55  expires  and  shall not affect the expiration of such law as provided in
    56  subdivision 2 of section 1 of chapter 274  of  the  laws  of  1946.  The

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     1  amendment  to section 10 of the emergency tenant protection act of nine-
     2  teen seventy-four, made by section three of this act,  shall  expire  on
     3  the same date as such act expires and shall not affect the expiration of
     4  such  act  as provided in section 17 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974,
     5  as amended.
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