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A01198 Summary:

BILL NOA01198
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02591-A
 
SPONSORRosenthal L (MS)
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Gottfried, De La Rosa, Richardson, Lentol, Colton, Titus, Ortiz, Benedetto, Glick, Mosley, Zebrowski, Weprin, Davila, Pichardo, Bichotte, Abinanti, Simon, Joyner, Quart, Rozic, Blake, Seawright, Walker, Barron, Epstein, DenDekker, Reyes, Fernandez, Niou, Miller MG, Barnwell, Arroyo, Taylor, Simotas, Cruz, Hunter, Crespo, D'Urso, Carroll, Frontus, Williams, Hevesi, Perry, Rosenthal D, Kim, Raynor, Rodriguez, Jacobson
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Cymbrowitz, Jaffee, Nolan, Peoples-Stokes, Pretlow, Rivera
 
Rpld §2 sub 2 ¶(n), Emerg Hous Rent Cont L; rpld §5 sub a ¶13, amd §10, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; rpld §26-403 sub e ¶2 sub¶ (k), §26-504.2, amd §26-511, NYC Ad Cd
 
Makes conforming technical changes to the New York City administrative code and the emergency tenant protection act relating to vacancy decontrol.
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A01198 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1198
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, DE LA ROSA,
          RICHARDSON, LENTOL, COLTON, TITUS, ORTIZ,  BENEDETTO,  GLICK,  MOSLEY,
          ZEBROWSKI,   WEPRIN,  DAVILA,  PICHARDO,  BICHOTTE,  ABINANTI,  SIMON,
          JOYNER, QUART, ROZIC, BLAKE, SEAWRIGHT, WALKER, BARRON --  Multi-Spon-
          sored  by -- M. of A. COOK, CYMBROWITZ, JAFFEE, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY,
          PRETLOW, RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing
 
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and  the
          emergency  tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in relation
          to making conforming technical changes; and to repeal paragraph 13  of
          subdivision  a of section 5 of section 4 of chapter 576 of the laws of
          1974 constituting the emergency  tenant  protection  act  of  nineteen
          seventy-four,  paragraph  (n) of subdivision 2 of section 2 of chapter
          274 of the laws of  1946,  constituting  the  emergency  housing  rent
          control  law, and section 26-504.2 and subparagraph (k) of paragraph 2
          of subdivision e of section 26-403 of the administrative code  of  the
          city of New York, relating to vacancy decontrol
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative findings  and  declaration  of  emergency.  The
     2  legislature  hereby finds and declares that the serious public emergency
     3  which led to the enactment of the existing laws  regulating  residential
     4  rents  and  evictions  continues  to  exist; that such laws would better
     5  serve the public interest if certain changes were made thereto,  includ-
     6  ing  the  continued  regulation  of  certain housing accommodations that
     7  become vacant and the reinstatement of  regulation  of  certain  housing
     8  accommodations that have been deregulated upon vacancy.
     9    The  legislature  further  recognizes  that  severe  disruption of the
    10  rental housing market has occurred and threatens to be exacerbated as  a
    11  result  of  the present state of the law in relation to the deregulation
    12  of housing accommodations upon  vacancy.  The  situation  has  permitted
    13  speculative and profiteering practices and has brought about the loss of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06410-01-9

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     1  vital and irreplaceable affordable housing for working persons and fami-
     2  lies.
     3    The legislature therefore declares that in order to prevent uncertain-
     4  ty,  potential  hardship  and  dislocation  of tenants living in housing
     5  accommodations subject to  government  regulations  as  to  rentals  and
     6  continued occupancy as well as those not subject to such regulation, the
     7  provisions of this act are necessary to protect the public health, safe-
     8  ty  and  general  welfare.  The necessity in the public interest for the
     9  provisions hereinafter enacted is hereby declared as a matter of  legis-
    10  lative determination.
    11    § 2. Paragraph (n) of subdivision 2 of section 2 of chapter 274 of the
    12  laws  of  1946,  constituting the emergency housing rent control law, is
    13  REPEALED.
    14    § 3. Paragraph 13 of subdivision a of section 5 of section 4 of  chap-
    15  ter  576  of  the  laws  of  1974,  constituting  the  emergency  tenant
    16  protection act of nineteen seventy-four, is REPEALED.
    17    § 4. Subparagraph (k) of paragraph  2  of  subdivision  e  of  section
    18  26-403 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.
    19    §  5.  Section  26-504.2 of the administrative code of the city of New
    20  York is REPEALED.
    21    § 6. Any housing accommodations that prior to the  effective  date  of
    22  this   act  were  excluded  from  coverage  from  the  emergency  tenant
    23  protection act of nineteen  seventy-four,  the  emergency  housing  rent
    24  control  law or the administrative code of the city of New York pursuant
    25  to the provisions of law repealed by sections two, three, four and  five
    26  of  this act, and where such housing accommodations were located outside
    27  the city of New York and were rented to a tenant between January 1, 2013
    28  and the effective date of this act for less  than  $3,500.00  per  month
    29  regardless  of  any subsequent payment of a higher monthly rent, or were
    30  located within the city of New York and were rented to a tenant  between
    31  January  1,  2013  and  the  effective  date  of  this act for less than
    32  $5,000.00 per month, regardless of any subsequent payment  of  a  higher
    33  monthly  rent,  shall  be  subject to the provisions of such act, law or
    34  administrative code, respectively.   Notwithstanding the  provisions  of
    35  any  lease  or  rental  agreement,  the  legal regulated rent or maximum
    36  collectible rent of any housing accommodation excluded  from  regulation
    37  prior  to  the  effective  date  of this act by reason of the provisions
    38  repealed by sections two, three, four and five  of  this  act  and  made
    39  subject  to  regulation  shall  be  the  actual rent paid by a tenant on
    40  December 31, 2014 or, if no rent was  paid  for  such  accommodation  on
    41  December 31, 2014, the most recent actual rent paid by a tenant for such
    42  accommodation  prior to December 31, 2014, subject to further adjustment
    43  in accordance with applicable provisions of law.
    44    § 7. Paragraph 14 of subdivision c of section 26-511 of  the  adminis-
    45  trative code of the city of New York, as amended by section 12 of part A
    46  of chapter 20 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
    47    (14) provides that where the amount of rent charged to and paid by the
    48  tenant  is  less  than the legal regulated rent for the housing accommo-
    49  dation, the amount of rent for such housing accommodation which  may  be
    50  charged  upon renewal or upon vacancy thereof, may, at the option of the
    51  owner, be based upon such previously established legal  regulated  rent,
    52  as  adjusted  by the most recent applicable guidelines increases and any
    53  other increases authorized by law. [Such housing accommodation shall  be
    54  excluded  from  the provisions of this code pursuant to section 26-504.2
    55  of this chapter when, subsequent to vacancy: (i)  such  legal  regulated
    56  rent prior to vacancy is two thousand five hundred dollars per month, or

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     1  more,  for any housing accommodation that is or becomes vacant after the
     2  effective date of the rent act of 2011 but prior to the  effective  date
     3  of  the  rent act of 2015 or (ii) such legal regulated rent is two thou-
     4  sand  seven hundred dollars per month or more, provided, however that on
     5  January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, the  maximum  legal  regulated
     6  rent  for  this  deregulation  threshold  shall  be adjusted by the same
     7  percentage as the most recent one year renewal adjustment as adjusted by
     8  the relevant rent guidelines board, for any housing  accommodation  that
     9  is or becomes vacant on or after the rent act of 2015.]
    10    §  8.  Subdivision  (a-2) of section 10 of section 4 of chapter 576 of
    11  the laws of 1974 constituting the emergency  tenant  protection  act  of
    12  nineteen  seventy-four, as amended by section 11 of part A of chapter 20
    13  of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
    14    (a-2) Provides that where the amount of rent charged to  and  paid  by
    15  the  tenant is less than the legal regulated rent for the housing accom-
    16  modation, the amount of rent for such housing accommodation which may be
    17  charged upon renewal or upon vacancy thereof, may, at the option of  the
    18  owner,  be  based upon such previously established legal regulated rent,
    19  as adjusted by the most recent applicable guidelines increases and other
    20  increases authorized  by  law.  [Such  housing  accommodation  shall  be
    21  excluded  from the provisions of this act pursuant to paragraph thirteen
    22  of subdivision a of section five of this act when subsequent to vacancy:
    23  (i) such legal regulated rent is two thousand five hundred  dollars  per
    24  month,  or  more,  for  any  housing  accommodation that is, or becomes,
    25  vacant after the effective date of the rent act of 2011 but prior to the
    26  effective date of the rent act of 2015 or (ii) such legal regulated rent
    27  is two thousand seven hundred dollars per month or more for any  housing
    28  accommodation  that  is  or  becomes  vacant on or after the rent act of
    29  2015; starting on January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, the  maximum
    30  legal  regulated  rent  for  this  deregulation threshold, shall also be
    31  increased by the same percent  as  the  most  recent  one  year  renewal
    32  adjustment,  adopted by the applicable rent guidelines board pursuant to
    33  the rent stabilization law.]
    34    § 9. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that:
    35    (a) the amendments to section 26-511 of chapter 4 of title 26  of  the
    36  administrative  code  of  the  city of New York made by section seven of
    37  this act shall expire on the same date as such law expires and shall not
    38  affect the expiration of such law as provided under  section  26-520  of
    39  such law; and
    40    (b)  the amendments to subdivision (a-2) of section 10 of section 4 of
    41  the emergency tenant protection act of  nineteen  seventy-four  made  by
    42  section  eight  of  this  act  shall expire on the same date as such act
    43  expires and shall not affect the expiration of such act as  provided  in
    44  section 17 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974.
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