Bill S5840-2011

Extends the provisions of rent control laws

Extends the provisions of rent control laws.

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  • Jun 21, 2011: SUBSTITUTED BY A8508
  • Jun 21, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1491
  • Jun 21, 2011: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S5840

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend chapter 576 of the laws of 1974 amending the emergency housing rent control law relating to the control of and stabilization of rent in certain cases, the emergency housing rent control law, chapter 329 of the laws of 1963 amending the emergency housing rent control law relating to recontrol of rents in Albany, chapter 555 of the laws of 1982 amending the general business law and the administrative code of the city of New York relating to conversion of residential property to cooperative or condominium ownership in the city of New York, chapter 402 of the laws of 1983 amending the general business law relating to conversions of rental residential property to cooperative or condominium ownership in certain municipalities in the counties of Nassau, Westchester and Rockland and the rent regulation reform act of 1997, in relation to extending the period of effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE:

This bill would extend the various provisions of laws relating to rent regulations until and including June 22, 2011.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Sections 1 and 2 of the bill would amend the emergency housing rent control law relating to the control of and stabilization of rent in certain cases to provide that such provisions shall remain in effect until and including June 22, 2011 so long as localities determine the existence of a public emergency.

Section 3 of the bill would amend the emergency housing rent control law relating to recontrol of rents in Albany to provide that such provisions shall remain in effect until and including June 22, 2011.

Section 4 of the bill would amend the general business law and the administrative code of the city of New York relating to conversion of residential property to cooperative and condominium ownership in the city of New York to provide that such provisions shall remain in effect until and including June 22, 2011.

Section 5 of the bill would amend the general business law relating to the conversion of rental residential property to cooperative and condominium ownership in certain municipalities in the counties of Nassau, Westchester and Rockland to provide that such provisions shall remain in effect until and including June 22, 2011.

Section 6 of the bill would amend the rent regulation reform act of 1997 to provide that such provisions shall continue until and including June 22, 2011.

Section 7 of the bill sets forth the effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

The various provisions of laws relating to rent regulations will expire on June 22, 2011.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT:

Passage of this bill would prevent widespread uncertainty about the rights of owners and tenants and stop the rents of thousands of New Yorkers from increasing to a point at which they could no longer afford to live in their homes. This bill would, therefore, avert a crisis to which local governments could not respond adequately.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS:

This bill would not have an impact on State finances.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill takes effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5840 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 21, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend chapter 576 of the laws of 1974 amending the emergency housing rent control law relating to the control of and stabilization of rent in certain cases, the emergency housing rent control law, chapter 329 of the laws of 1963 amending the emergency housing rent control law relating to recontrol of rents in Albany, chapter 555 of the laws of 1982 amending the general business law and the administra- tive code of the city of New York relating to conversion of residen- tial property to cooperative or condominium ownership in the city of New York, chapter 402 of the laws of 1983 amending the general busi- ness law relating to conversions of rental residential property to cooperative or condominium ownership in certain municipalities in the counties of Nassau, Westchester and Rockland and the rent regulation reform act of 1997, in relation to extending the period of effective- ness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 17 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, amending the emergency housing rent control law relating to the control of and stabilization of rent in certain cases, as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 17. Effective date. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in full force and effect until and including the [twenty- first] TWENTY-SECOND day of June 2011; except that sections two and three shall take effect with respect to any city having a population of one million or more and section one shall take effect with respect to any other city, or any town or village whenever the local legislative body of a city, town or village determines the existence of a public emergency pursuant to section three of the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, as enacted by section four of this act,
and provided that the housing accommodations subject on the effective date of this act to stabilization pursuant to the New York city rent stabilization law of nineteen hundred sixty-nine shall remain subject to such law upon the expiration of this act. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 1 of chapter 274 of the laws of 1946, constituting the emergency housing rent control law, as amended by chap- ter 79 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 2. The provisions of this act, and all regulations, orders and requirements thereunder shall remain in full force and effect until and including June [21] 22, 2011. S 3. Section 2 of chapter 329 of the laws of 1963, amending the emer- gency housing rent control law relating to recontrol of rents in Albany, as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and the provisions of subdivision 6 of section 12 of the emergency housing rent control law, as added by this act, shall remain in full force and effect until and including June [21] 22, 2011. S 4. Section 10 of chapter 555 of the laws of 1982, amending the general business law and the administrative code of the city of New York relating to conversion of residential property to cooperative or condo- minium ownership in the city of New York, as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 10. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, that the provisions of sections one, two and nine of this act shall remain in full force and effect only until and including June [21] 22, 2011; provided further that the provisions of section three of this act shall remain in full force and effect only so long as the public emergency requiring the regulation and control of residential rents and evictions continues as provided in subdivision 3 of section 1 of the local emer- gency housing rent control act; provided further that the provisions of sections four, five, six and seven of this act shall expire in accord- ance with the provisions of section 26-520 of the administrative code of the city of New York as such section of the administrative code is, from time to time, amended; provided further that the provisions of section 26-511 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by this act, which the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development must find are contained in the code of the real estate industry stabilization association of such city in order to approve it, shall be deemed contained therein as of the effective date of this act; and provided further that any plan accepted for filing by the department of law on or before the effective date of this act shall continue to be governed by the provisions of section 352-eeee of the general business law as they had existed immediately prior to the effective date of this act. S 5. Section 4 of chapter 402 of the laws of 1983, amending the gener- al business law relating to conversions of rental residential property to cooperative or condominium ownership in certain municipalities in the counties of Nassau, Westchester and Rockland, as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, that the provisions of sections one and three of this act shall remain in full force and effect only until and including June [21] 22, 2011; and provided further that any plan accepted for filing by the department of law on or before the effective date of this act shall continue to be governed by the provisions of section 352-eee of the general business
law as they had existed immediately prior to the effective date of this act. S 6. Subdivision 6 of section 46 of chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, constituting the rent regulation reform act of 1997, as amended by chap- ter 79 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 6. sections twenty-eight, twenty-eight-a, twenty-eight-b and twenty- eight-c of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed after June [21] 22, 2011; S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

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