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File #: Int 1530-2017    Version: Name: Creating a rebuttable presumption regarding harassment.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/5/2017
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/162
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a rebuttable presumption regarding harassment
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Helen K. Rosenthal, Daniel Dromm , Mark Levine, Carlos Menchaca, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: Under current harassment law a tenant has to show that an owner committed a harassing act or omission which caused or was intended to cause such tenant to vacate the dwelling. This bill creates a rebuttable presumption that where an owner commits one of a list of harassing acts or omissions, such act or omission constitutes harassment.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1530-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1530, 4. April 5, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Int. No. 1530, 6. Committee Report 4/19/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/19/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/19/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1530-A - 8/3/17, 10. Committee Report 8/8/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 8/8/17, 12. August 9, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Int. No. 1530-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 162, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
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9/1/2017AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/25/2017AMelissa Mark-Viverito Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017AMelissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1530-A

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Rosenthal, Dromm, Levine, Menchaca, Levin, Kallos, Salamanca and Cohen

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a rebuttable presumption regarding harassment

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. The opening paragraph of paragraph 48 of subdivision a of section 27-2004 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 7 for the year 2008, is amended to read as follows:

                     48. Except where otherwise provided, the term “harassment” shall mean any act or omission by or on behalf of an owner that (i) causes or is intended to cause any person lawfully entitled to occupancy of a dwelling unit to vacate such dwelling unit or to surrender or waive any rights in relation to such occupancy, and (ii) includes one or more of the [following:] following acts or omissions, provided that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that such acts or omissions were intended to cause such person to vacate such dwelling unit or to surrender or waive any rights in relation to such occupancy:

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of housing preservation and development may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

 

 

 

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