Provides for the use of common areas in housing authority projects by tenant groups, committees or organizations without the imposition of a fee providing that the meeting is peacefully conducted, during reasonable hours, does not obstruct any access, and the meeting space is reserved three days in advance.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 570--A Cal. No. 21 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT, ROSENTHAL, KAVANAGH, COLTON, KELLNER, JAFFEE, SCARBOROUGH, BOYLAND -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BREN- NAN, PHEFFER, SCHIMEL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing -- passed by Assembly and delivered to the Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote reconsidered, bill amended, ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to the use of areas in housing authority developments for tenant meetings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public housing law is amended by adding a new section 61 to read as follows: S 61. TENANT MEETINGS. ANY GROUP, COMMITTEE OR OTHER ORGANIZATION COMPRISED OF TENANTS RESIDING IN HOUSING AUTHORITY DEVELOPMENTS, CONDUCTING A MEETING AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO MEET WITHOUT BEING REQUIRED TO PAY A FEE IN ANY LOCATION OWNED BY SUCH AUTHORITY WHICH IS DEVOTED TO THE COMMON USE OF ALL TENANTS, INCLUDING A COMMUNITY OR SOCIAL ROOM WHERE USE IS NORMALLY SUBJECT TO A FEE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH MEETING IS CONDUCTED IN A PEACEFUL MANNER, AT REASONABLE HOURS AND WITH- OUT OBSTRUCTING ACCESS TO THE PREMISES OR FACILITIES SO LONG AS THREE DAYS' PRIOR NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01725-07-1