A 2674 - Rent Regulation - Key Vote
New York Key Votes
Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) - April 12, 2011
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (92-54) - April 11, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Rent Regulation
Vote to pass a bill that amends existing statutes concerning rent regulation.
- Reduces the authorized rent increase for a vacancy lease from 20 percent of the previous rent to 10 percent of the previous rent (Part B).
- Limits the number of rent increases that can be applied to vacancy leases to 1 increase per year, regardless of the number of vacancy leases (Part B).
- Reduces the amount that landlords may charge tenants for modifications involving a substantial increase or decrease in dwelling space, or a change in the services or furniture provided in the housing accommodations, from one-fortieth of the cost of the modifications to one-sixtieth of the cost of the modifications, including installation fees but excluding finance charges (Part F).
- Authorizes the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to issue an order exempting a housing unit from the provisions of this act, provided that both of the following are true (Part L):
- The total combined annual income of the tenant and co-tenants exceeds the income threshold for high income rent deregulation; and
- The monthly rent for the housing unit exceeds the rent threshold for high income rent deregulation.
- Increases the income threshold for high income rent deregulation from $175,000 per year to $300,000 per year (Part L).
- Increases the rent threshold for high income rent deregulation from $2,000 to $3,000 per month (Part L).
- Limits the number of housing units that a landlord may repossess for personal use to no more than 1 housing unit for use as the landlord's primary residence, or as a residence for an immediate family member, and specifies that the reason for repossession must be of "immediate and compelling necessity" (Part A).
- Prohibits the repossession of a housing unit in the following situations (Part A):
- The tenant or spouse of the tenant is 62 years of age or older;
- The tenant has been a tenant in the housing unit for 20 years or more; or
- The tenant has an impairment resulting from an anatomical, physiological, or psychological condition which would prevent the tenant from engaging in any gainful employment.
- Specifies that federally-subsidized housing is subject to the same rent regulations as non-subsidized housing, whereas existing law exempted subsidized housing from rent regulations (Part C).
- Extends the expiration date for rent regulations from June 2011 to June 2016 (Part E).
Legislation - Introduced (House) - Jan. 19, 2011
Title: Rent Regulation
- Thomas J. 'Tom' Abinanti (NY - D)
- Carmen E. Arroyo (NY - D)
- Michael R. Benedetto (NY - D)
- William Frank Boyland Jr. (NY - D)
- Alec Brook-Krasny (NY - D)
- William Colton (NY - D)
- Steven H. Cymbrowitz (NY - D)
- Michael G. DenDekker (NY - D)
- Jeffrey Dinowitz (NY - D)
- Richard N. 'Dick' Gottfried (NY - D)
- Ellen C. Jaffee (NY - D)
- Micah Z. Kellner (NY - D)
- Rory I. Lancman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Joseph R. Lentol (NY - D)
- Vito J. Lopez (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Alan N. Maisel (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Jimmy K. Meng (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Joan L. Millman (NY - D)
- N. Nick Perry (NY - D)
- Audrey I. Pheffer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Annette M. Robinson (NY - D)
- Eric A. Stevenson (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Michele R. Titus (NY - D)
- Mark S. Weprin (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Jeffrion L. Aubry (NY - D)
- Jonathan L. Bing (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Karim Camara (NY - D)
- Nelson L. Castro (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Herman D. Farrell Jr. (NY - D)
- Vanessa Gibson (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Deborah J. Glick (NY - D)
- Rhoda S. Jacobs (NY - D)
- Hakeem Jeffries (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Brian P. Kavanagh (NY - D)
- George S. Latimer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Guillermo Linares (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Francisco P. Moya (NY - D)
- Daniel J. O'Donnell (NY - D)
- James Gary Pretlow Sr. (NY - D)
- Peter Manuel Rivera (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Naomi Rivera (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Robert J. Rodriguez (NY - D)
- Linda B. Rosenthal (NY - D)
- William Scarborough (NY - D)
- Sheldon Silver (NY - D)
- Mike Spano (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Keith LT Wright (NY - D)