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File #: Int 2050-2020    Version: * Name: Providing legal services for tenants who are subject to eviction proceedings.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 8/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
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
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would amend Local Law number 136 of 2017, the housing court right-to-counsel law, by requiring the immediate implementation of access to legal services for tenants facing eviction proceedings in housing court citywide.
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
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12/3/2020*Mark Levine City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/27/2020*Mark Levine City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 2050

 

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 and Rose

 

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:

§ 26-1302 Provision of legal services. 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] effective immediately:

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 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] effective immediately, all such tenants receive access to such legal services.

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, 2020 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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