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File #: Int 2050-2020    Version: Name: Providing legal services for tenants who are subject to eviction proceedings.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 8/27/2020
Enactment date: 5/11/2021 Law number: 2021/054
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing legal services for tenants who are subject to eviction proceedings
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Vanessa L. Gibson, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Diana Ayala , Laurie A. Cumbo, James G. Van Bramer, Adrienne E. Adams, Kevin C. Riley, Keith Powers , Carlina Rivera , Helen K. Rosenthal, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Brad S. Lander, Darma V. Diaz, Carlos Menchaca, Justin L. Brannan, Antonio Reynoso, Farah N. Louis, Mark Treyger, Deborah L. Rose, Stephen T. Levin, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Bill Perkins, Eric Dinowitz, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, James F. Gennaro, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Summary: This bill would amend Local Law number 136 of 2017, the housing court right-to-counsel law, by requiring implementation of access to legal services for tenants facing eviction proceedings in housing court citywide by June 1, 2021.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2050, 2. Int. No. 2050, 3. August 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 27, 2020, 6. Committee Report 1/25/21, 7. Hearing Testimony 1/25/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 1/25/21 (Con't), 9. Hearing Transcript 1/25/21, 10. Proposed Int. No 2050-A - 4/28/21, 11. Committee Report 4/29/21, 12. Hearing Transcript 4/29/21, 13. April 29, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-29-21, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 29, 2021, 16. Int. No. 2050-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Mayor's Letter, 19. Local Law 54
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Int. No. 2050-A

 

By Council Members Levine, Gibson, Kallos, Chin, Ayala, Cumbo, Van Bramer, Adams, Riley, Powers, Rivera, Rosenthal, Ampry-Samuel, Lander, D. Diaz, Menchaca, Brannan, Reynoso, Louis, Treyger, Rose, Levin, Cornegy, Salamanca, Perkins, Dinowitz, Eugene, Koo, Gennaro and Barron

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing legal services for tenants who are subject to eviction proceedings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Subdivisions a, b, and c of section 26-1302 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 136 for the year 2017, are amended to read as follows:

a. Subject to appropriation, the coordinator shall establish a program to provide access to legal services for covered individuals in covered proceedings in housing court and shall ensure that, no later than [July 31, 2022] June 1, 2021:

1. [all] All covered individuals receive access to brief legal assistance no later than their first scheduled appearance in a covered proceeding in housing court, or as soon thereafter as is practicable; and

2. [all] All income-eligible individuals receive access to full legal representation no later than their first scheduled appearance in a covered proceeding in housing court, or as soon thereafter as is practicable.

b. Subject to appropriation, no later than October 1, 2017, the coordinator shall establish a program to provide access to legal services in administrative proceedings of the New York city housing authority for tenants of buildings operated by the New York [City]city housing authority who have been served with charges in such administrative proceedings for termination of tenancy and shall ensure that, no later than [July 31, 2022] June 1, 2021, all such tenants receive access to such legal services no later than their first scheduled appearance in such administrative proceedings, or as soon thereafter as is practicable.

c. The coordinator shall estimate annually the expenditures required for each year of implementation of the programs described by subdivisions a and b of this section. Beginning [October 1, 2022] December 1, 2021 and no later than each [October] December 1 thereafter, the coordinator shall publish a summary of any changes to such estimates for expenditures.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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