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File #: Int 0582-2014    Version: * Name: Transferring administration of the SCRIE and DRIE programs to the dept of finance.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 12/8/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to transferring administration of the senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) and disability rent increase exemption (DRIE) programs to the department of finance.
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Vincent J. Gentile, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ritchie J. Torres, Donovan J. Richards, Corey D. Johnson, I. Daneek Miller, Daniel Dromm , Antonio Reynoso, Chaim M. Deutsch
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: The senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) and disability rent increase exemption (DRIE) programs are currently administered by both the Department of Finance and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, depending on the type of housing. This bill would transfer administration over the program solely to the Department of Finance, for all eligible housing.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 582, 2. Committee Report 6/22/16, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/22/16, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/22/16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Paul A. Vallone City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2016*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2016*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2014*Paul A. Vallone City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/8/2014*Paul A. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 582

By Council Members Vallone, Gentile, Koo, Rose, Rosenthal, Torres, Richards, Johnson, Miller, Dromm, Reynoso and Deutsch

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to transferring administration of the senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) and disability rent increase exemption (DRIE) programs to the department of finance.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1.  Section 26-601 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 26-601 Definitions. As used in this [section] chapter.

§ 2. Subdivision k of section 26-601 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

k.  "Supervising  agency" means the department of [housing preservation

  and development] finance.

§ 3. Subdivision c of section 26-605 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and to the extent applicable to the provisions of this chapter, any renewal application being made by the tenant pursuant to this section, any rent increase order then in effect with respect to such tenant shall be deemed renewed until such time as the [department of housing preservation and development] supervising agency shall have found such tenant to be either eligible or ineligible for a rent increase exemption order but in no event for more than six additional months. If such tenant is found eligible, the order shall be deemed to have taken effect upon expiration of the exemption. In the event that any such tenant shall, subsequent to any such automatic renewal, not be granted a rent increase exemption order, such tenant shall be liable to his or her landlord for the difference between the amounts he or she has paid under the provisions of the automatically renewed order and the amounts which he or she would have been required to pay in the absence of such order. Any rent increase exemption order issued pursuant to this chapter shall include provisions giving notice as to the contents of this section relating to automatic renewals of rent exemption orders.

§ 4. This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after its enactment, except that the commissioner of finance shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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