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File #: Int 1549-2017    Version: Name: Repeated acts of harassment.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/5/2017
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/164
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to repeated acts of harassment
Sponsors: Carlos Menchaca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Mark Levine, Donovan J. Richards, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would allow tenants to pursue harassment actions if the owner of their building engages in repeated interruptions of essential services throughout the building or commences frivolous court proceedings throughout the building (including the tenants who bring the action).
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1549-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1549, 4. April 5, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Int. No. 1549, 6. Committee Report 4/19/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/19/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/19/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1549-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. 1549-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 164, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
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8/8/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/19/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1549-A

 

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

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to repeated acts of harassment

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Subparagraph b 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, and a new subparagraph b-1 is added, to read as follows:

                     b. repeated interruptions or discontinuances of essential services, or an interruption or discontinuance of an essential service for an extended duration or of such significance as to substantially impair the habitability of such dwelling unit;

                     b-1. an interruption or discontinuance of an essential service that (i) affects such dwelling unit and (ii) occurs in a building where repeated interruptions or discontinuances of essential services have occurred;

                     § 2. Subparagraph d 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:

                     d. commencing repeated baseless or frivolous court proceedings against any person lawfully entitled to occupancy of such dwelling unit;

                     d-1. commencing a baseless or frivolous court proceeding against a person lawfully entitled to occupancy of such dwelling unit if repeated baseless or frivolous court proceedings have been commenced against other persons lawfully entitled to occupancy in the building containing such dwelling unit;

                     § 3. 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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