Bill S3178-2013

Relates to investigations and inspections by the department of housing preservation and development in NYC

Permits the state division of housing and community renewal to authorize investigations and inspections of certain dwellings by the department of housing preservation and development in NYC.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Jan 31, 2013: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S3178

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, the emergency housing rent control law and the New York city charter, in relation to investigations and inspections by the city of New York

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To strengthen enforcement of rent laws.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 § 12, adding a new paragraph 9, authorizing the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to enforce portions of the Rent Stabilization law under an agreement with the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Section 2 amends the Emergency Rent Control Laws of 1946 § 6 (1), adding a new paragraph authorizing the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to enforce portions of the Rent Control law under an agreement with the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Section 3 amends the New York City Charter § 1902, adding a new subdivision 7, authorizing the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to enter into an agreement with the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to enforce Rent Control and Rent Stabilization.

JUSTIFICATION: The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal lacks the resources to effectively enforce many provisions of the rent laws and regulations in New York City. This bill would authorize the City of New York to enforce these provisions if the City and DHCR agree.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None,

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, with provisions.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3178 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 31, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seven- ty-four, the emergency housing rent control law and the New York city charter, in relation to investigations and inspections by the city of New York THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision a of section 12 of section 4 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, constituting the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four is amended by adding a new paragraph 9 to read as follows: (9) THE STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL MAY AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, OR ITS SUCCESSOR AGENCY, TO EXERCISE ANY OF THE DIVISION'S POWERS UNDER THIS ACT WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PURSUANT TO AGREEMENT WITH THAT DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 6 of chapter 274 of the laws of 1946, constituting the emergency housing rent control law, as amended by chap- ter 337 of the laws of 1961, is amended to read as follows: 1. (A) THE STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL MAY AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, OR ITS SUCCESSOR AGENCY, TO EXERCISE ANY OF THE DIVI- SION'S POWERS UNDER THIS LAW WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PURSUANT TO AGREEMENT WITH THAT DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY. (B) The commission is authorized to make such studies and investi- gations, to conduct such hearings, and to obtain such information as the commission deems necessary or proper in prescribing any regulation or order under this act or in the administration and enforcement of this act and regulations and orders thereunder.
S 3. Section 1802 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. ALL POWERS, RIGHTS AND DUTIES AUTHORIZED BY AND PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL, OR ITS SUCCESSOR AGENCY, UNDER SECTION TWELVE OF THE EMERGENCY TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF NINETEEN SEVENTY-FOUR AND SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION SIX OF THE EMERGENCY HOUSING RENT CONTROL LAW. S 4. Severability. If any provision of this act, or any application of any provision of this act, is held to be invalid, that shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of any other provision of this act, or of any other application of any provision of this act or any other provision of any law or code amended by this act. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend- ments to section 12 of the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four made by section one of this act shall expire on the same date as such act expires and shall not affect the expiration of such act as provided in section 17 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974; and provided that the amendments to section six of the emergency housing rent control law made by section two of this act shall expire on the same date as such law expires and shall not affect the expiration of such law as provided in subdivision 2 of section 1 of chapter 274 of the laws of 1946.

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