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File #: Int 1548-2017    Version: Name: Amending the definition of harassment to include repeatedly contacting or visiting a tenant under certain circumstances.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/5/2017
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/163
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to amending the definition of harassment to include repeatedly contacting or visiting a tenant under certain circumstances
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Carlos Menchaca, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would expand the definition of tenant harassment to include situations where an owner repeatedly contacts or visits the tenant at unusual hours or in a manner reasonably expected to harass the tenant, unless the tenant has given consent in writing to be contacted at such hours or in such manner.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1548-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1548, 4. April 5, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Int. No. 1548, 6. Committee Report 4/19/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/19/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/19/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1548-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. 1548-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 163, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
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9/1/2017AMark Levine City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/25/2017AMark Levine Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/8/2017*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/19/2017*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Mark Levine City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1548-A

 

By Council Members Levine, Rosenthal, Richards, Menchaca, Levin, Kallos, Salamanca and Cohen

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to amending the definition of harassment to include repeatedly contacting or visiting a tenant under certain circumstances

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Clause (4) of subparagraph f-3 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 81 for the year 2015 is amended to read as follows:

(4) knowingly falsifying or misrepresenting any information provided to such person; [or]

                     § 2. Paragraph 48 of subdivision a of section 27-2004 of the administrative code of the city of New York, is amended by adding a new subparagraph f-4 to read as follows:

                     f-4. repeatedly contacting or visiting any person lawfully entitled to occupancy of such unit (i) on Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays, (ii) at times other than the hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or (iii) in such a manner as can reasonably be expected to abuse or harass such person, provided that if such person has notified such owner in writing that such person consents to being contacted or visited at specified hours or in a specified manner, such owner may also contact or visit such person during such specified hours and in such specified manner, and provided further that an owner may contact or visit such person for reasons specifically authorized or mandated by law or rule; or                     

                     § 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.

LS 4496/2110

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