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File #: Int 1171-2016    Version: Name: Verification of occupancy for relocation services.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/20/2016
Enactment date: 2/15/2017 Law number: 2017/016
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to verification of occupancy for relocation services
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Donovan J. Richards, Ritchie J. Torres, Margaret S. Chin, Inez D. Barron, Deborah L. Rose, Vincent J. Gentile, Karen Koslowitz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Stephen T. Levin, Antonio Reynoso, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Mark Levine, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This legislation makes clear that a tenant can verify occupancy by, at a minimum, submitting a lease or any two of the following documents: • A valid government-issued identification showing the tenant’s address; • A valid record from any government agency showing the tenant’s address; • A valid record relating to medical treatment (including a prescription) showing the tenant’s address; • A notarized written statement from the building owner; • A valid utility bill to the tenant at the building in question; • A notarized statement from a third-party, non-governmental service provider verifying that services were provided to the tenant at the building in question; and • Any other form of verification that HPD determines to be appropriate. Additionally, this legislation would require HPD to provide tenants who are denied relocation services with a written notice of such decision, the basis for such decision, and information on how to appeal such decision.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1171-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1171, 4. Int. No. 1171 - 4/20/16, 5. April 20, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/6/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/6/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/6/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1171-A - 2/2/17, 10. Committee Report 1/31/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 1/31/17, 12. February 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-1-17, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 1, 2017, 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Int. No. 1171-A (FINAL), 18. Mayor's Letter, 19. Local Law 16
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2/16/2017AJumaane D. Williams City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017AJumaane D. Williams City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017AJumaane D. Williams City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017AJumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/20/2016*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2016*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1171-A

 

By Council Members Williams, the Public Advocate (Ms. James), Richards, Torres, Chin, Barron, Rose, Gentile, Koslowitz, Salamanca, Cornegy, Gibson, Espinal, Levin, Reynoso, Rosenthal, Rodriguez, Levine, Kallos, Lander and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to verification of occupancy for relocation services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 26-301 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:

7. (a) The commissioner of housing preservation and development may require that a tenant of a privately owned building provide verification of occupancy in order to receive  relocation services pursuant to subparagraph (v) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of this section. If the commissioner establishes such a requirement, the commissioner shall establish a system under which such tenant is provided at least two methods to verify such occupancy, including the following two methods:

(i) submission to the commissioner of a lease, sublease or license agreement verifying that the tenant resides at such building;

(ii) submission to the commissioner of any two of the following documents:

(A) a valid government-issued identification listing such building as such tenant’s address;

(B) a valid record from any government agency listing such building as such tenant’s address;

(C) a valid record relating to medical treatment, including prescriptions, that show such building as such tenant’s address;

(D) a notarized written statement from the owner of such building verifying that such tenant resides at such building, provided, however, that a statement by such owner stating that such tenant does not reside at such building shall not be used to prevent such tenant from receiving relocation assistance;

(E) a valid utility bill addressed to such tenant at such building;

(F) a notarized statement from a third party, non-governmental service provider, written on the provider’s official letterhead, verifying that services were provided to such tenant and showing that such tenant resides at such building;

(G) any other form of verification that the commissioner of housing preservation and development may deem appropriate.

(b) The department of housing preservation and development shall attempt to obtain the records described in clause (B) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph a of this subdivision from the department of social services/human resources administration where applicable to such tenant, provided that the tenant signs any necessary release as determined by the department of housing preservation and development.

(c) The commissioner of housing preservation and development shall provide any such tenant who is denied such services with (i) written notice of such decision, (ii) the basis for such decision and (iii) information on how to appeal such decision.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 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 its effective date.

 

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