Bill Text: NY A08019 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires a conspicuous memorandum regarding the disruption of vital services for residents of the New York city housing authority detailing a process and timeframe such residents can report such disruption for inspection.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - substituted by s6320a [A08019 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08019-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         8019--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 30, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO, DICKENS, CRUZ, DE LA ROSA, COLTON, BLAKE,
          REYES,  ORTIZ,  COOK, SIMON, FRONTUS, BARRON -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Housing -- reported and referred to the  Committee
          on  Ways  and  Means  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public housing  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  a
          conspicuous memorandum regarding the disruption of vital services

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

     1    Section 1. The public housing law is amended by adding a  new  section
     2  402-e to read as follows:
     3    §  402-e.  Disruption of vital services. 1. In order to ensure compli-
     4  ance and enforcement of the New York city housing  authority's  duty  to
     5  provide heat, water, electricity and elevator service, the New York city
     6  housing   authority   shall   publish   information  regarding  reported
     7  disruptions in such services, the length of  such  disruptions  and  the
     8  steps  taken  to restore services. Starting on December first, two thou-
     9  sand nineteen, the New York city housing authority  shall  publish  such
    10  information  on  its website. For six months after the original publica-
    11  tion date, the New York city housing authority shall retain such  infor-
    12  mation on its website.
    13    2.  No  later than November first, two thousand nineteen, the New York
    14  city housing authority shall meet with representatives  of  the  housing
    15  part  of the New York city civil court, a representative of public hous-
    16  ing tenants from each borough in the city of New York, and  a  represen-
    17  tative  of a legal services provider with experience representing public
    18  housing tenants in the housing part of the New York city civil court, in
    19  order to review and comment on the New  York  city  housing  authority's
    20  proposed  additions  to  its  website as described in subdivision one of
    21  this section.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13085-02-9

        A. 8019--A                          2

     1    3. Nothing in this section shall be deemed  to  limit  or  modify  the
     2  manner in which a tenant may report unscheduled interruption in services
     3  to  their particular unit when not associated with a broader building or
     4  development unscheduled interruption of services, or to limit the appli-
     5  cability  of  the  warranty  of  habitability  to  New York city housing
     6  authority apartments or to limit the authority  of  the  New  York  city
     7  council  to  legislate  in  the  area of housing code violations or with
     8  respect to the New York city  department  of  housing  preservation  and
     9  development.
    10    4.  Nothing  in  this  section  shall be deemed to limit or modify the
    11  obligation of the department of housing preservation and development  to
    12  inspect  and  verify the existence of conditions of all kinds in the New
    13  York city housing authority.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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