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File #: Res 1329-2012    Version: Name: Rent Guidelines Board (S.741-B/A.6394-B)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 5/15/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, Senate bill S.741-B, and its Assembly companion bill A.6394-B, in relation to the Rent Guidelines Board.
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Letitia James, Erik Martin Dilan, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Robert Jackson, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Jessica S. Lappin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Larry B. Seabrook, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Daniel R. Garodnick, Charles Barron, James F. Gennaro, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 23
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1329 - 5/15/12, 2. Committee Report 5/21/12, 3. Hearing Testimony 5/21/12, 4. Hearing Transcript 5/21/12, 5. Committee Report 5/31/12, 6. Hearing Transcript 5/31/12, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-31-12
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/31/2012AStephen T. Levin City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/31/2012*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/31/2012*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/31/2012*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/31/2012AStephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/2012*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/2012*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/2012*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/15/2012*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/15/2012*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1329-A
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, Senate bill S.741-B, and its Assembly companion bill A.6394-B, in relation to the Rent Guidelines Board.
 
 
By Council Members Levin, James, Dilan, Brewer, Chin, Comrie, Eugene, Jackson, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Lappin, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Palma, Rose, Seabrook, Vann, Williams, Garodnick, Barron, Gennaro and Rodriguez
 
      Whereas, According to Section 26-510 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the Rent Guidelines Board is charged with determining the appropriate level of rent increases for apartments occupied by approximately one million New Yorkers; and
Whereas, The members of the Rent Guidelines Board serve an important public duty by establishing the "lease guidelines for apartments and hotels"; and
Whereas, Currently members of the Rent Guidelines Board are appointed by the Mayor and their appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Council; and
Whereas, Conferring upon the Council the power to consent to the appointment of members of the Rent Guidelines Board will give the Council the ability to evaluate the background in housing of proposed appointees and their qualifications to serve on the Rent Guidelines Board; and
Whereas, Senate bill S.741-B, and its Assembly companion bill A.6394-B would change the composition of the Rent Guidelines Board by requiring the five public members to have five years of experience in "public service, philanthropy, social services, urban planning, social sciences"; and
Whereas, Currently, the public members of the Rent Guidelines Board are only required to have experience in "finance, economics or housing"; and
Whereas, The Council finds that Senate bill S.741-B, and its Assembly companion bill A.6394-B would authorize a much needed review of the members of the Rent Guidelines Board and provide the Council with proper oversight over a body with the power to affect the lives of nearly one million New Yorkers; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, Senate bill S.741-B, and its Assembly companion bill A.6394-B, in relation to the Rent Guidelines Board.
 
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