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File #: Int 1612-2019    Version: * Name: Prohibiting discrimination in owner-occupied rental housing accommodations.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 6/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in owner-occupied rental housing accommodations
Sponsors: Adrienne E. Adams, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Helen K. Rosenthal, Diana Ayala , Farah N. Louis, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would expand the New York City Human Rights Law’s protections against discrimination in housing accommodations by eliminating an exception for owner-occupied rentals. The bill would prohibit landlords of such rentals from discriminating against potential renters on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, uniformed services, marital status, partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, or because of any lawful source of income of such person or persons.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1612, 2. Int. No. 1612, 3. June 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-19, 5. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019

Int. No. 1612

 

By Council Members Adams, Ampry-Samuel, Rosenthal, Ayala, Louis and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in owner-occupied rental housing accommodations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subparagraph (4) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

(4) The provisions of this paragraph (a) shall not apply:

(1) to the rental of a housing accommodation, other than a publicly-assisted housing accommodation, in a building which contains housing accommodations for not more than two families living independently of each other, if the owner or members of the owner’s family reside in one of such housing accommodations, and if the available housing accommodation has not been publicly advertised, listed, or otherwise offered to the general public; or

(2) to the rental of a room or rooms in a housing accommodation, other than a publicly-assisted housing accommodation, if such rental is by the occupant of the housing accommodation or by the owner of the housing accommodation and the owner or members of the owner’s family reside in such housing accommodation; provided, however, that this clause (2) shall not exempt any act or practice based on race, creed, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, uniformed services, marital status, partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, or because of any lawful source of income of such person or persons from the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, provided that the New York city commission on human rights may take such measures necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

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