九游APP市议会 concluded its legislative actions for the year on Wednesday before a new class of lawmakers take office in January with many City Council Members being term-limited, 包括议长科里·约翰逊. 一项没有得到投票的法案是 Int. 2047, which would have blocked landlords from running criminal record checks on potential tenants before leasing their units. NYSAR strongly opposed the legislation and actively engaged REALTORS®, 当地房地产经纪人®董事会, and residents in New York City to contact their City Council Members expressing their opposition. It is expected that this bill will remain an issue in the City Council and NYSAR will continue to meet with lawmakers to express our concerns. Other bills that did not pass that NYSAR opposed include:
- Int. Int. 1977, which would have provided qualified organizations a first opportunity to purchase multi-family buildings when for sale and require owners to notify the city 180 days prior to any listing for sale.
- Int. 471, which would have banned the placement of A-frame signs on sidewalks and imposed fines for violations.
- Int. 1796, which would have imposed a system of commercial rent stabilization in the city.
市议会确实通过了一项修正案(Int. 2317-A) that bans the use of fossil fuels such as natural gas in new buildings, which NYSAR also opposed. Lawmakers reached a deal on the bill requiring new buildings less than seven stories to go electric on Jan. 1, 2024, and new buildings seven stories or greater by July 1, 2027. It does not appear that buildings undergoing major renovations will be included in the new restrictions, 最初法案的目的是什么. Projects that get their construction documents approved before those dates will be exempt. 阅读更多 在这里.
Climate Action Council develops draft scoping plan to reduce statewide emissions
A 草案“范围计划” has been developed by the state Climate Action Council, which was established under law by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), 2019年通过. The Climate Action Council has been tasked with developing recommendations to reduce the state’s overall emissions and provide an impact analysis on which those recommendations may have on businesses, 消费者和整体经济. The CLCPA created emission targets of a 40% reduction in emissions from 1990 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 economy wide. The Climate Action Council will hold a series of public hearings on the scoping plan in 2022 with a final draft plan to be released by December 31, 2022. NYSAR is closely monitoring actions being taken by the Climate Action Council and will update members on developments. 阅读更多 在这里.
NYSAR Call For Action – NYC Council could pass this week legislation banning tenant criminal background checks
九游APP市议会 仍在继续 推动…通过 Int. 2047 最早本周. The bill would block landlords from running criminal record checks on potential tenants before leasing their units. The legislation would apply to criminal cases that are pending, 还有过去的案子和定罪. NYSAR继续反对该法案. New York City residents are urged to express their opposition to the legislation by 采取行动在这里.
九游APP市议会 is also poised to pass an amended bill (Int. 2317-A) that will ban the use of fossil fuels such as natural gas in new buildings. Lawmakers reached a deal late Wednesday on a bill requiring new buildings less than seven stories to go electric on Jan. 1, 2024, and those seven stories or greater by July 1, 2027. Projects that get their construction documents approved before those dates will be exempt. 阅读更多 在这里.
Governor Hochul announces $539 million homeowner assistance fund
周一, 州长Kathy Hochul announced that New York State will be the first state in the country to receive U.S. 美国财政部的批准 房主援助基金, which will provide up to $539 million in federal funding to help eligible homeowners avert mortgage delinquency, 默认的, 丧失抵押品赎回权, 和位移. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. 阅读更多 在这里.
State Attorney General Letitia James has suspended her campaign to run for governor. In her announcement, James said she will run for re-election for the state Attorney General office. 阅读更多 在这里.
Governor Hochul declares state of emergency through January 15, 2022
11月26日. 州长凯西·胡尔发布了一份 行政命令 declaring another statewide state of emergency through January 15, 2022 to help enable the state to acquire supplies to fight a potential surge in Covid cases due to the new variant, increase hospital capacity and combat potential staff shortages. A statewide ban on cold calling remains in effect as NYSAR 仍在继续 to work with state lawmakers toward a legislative solution to this issue. 阅读更多 在这里.
Congressman Tom Suozzi announces run for governor
民主党代表. Tom Suozzi of Long Island announced this week that he is running for New York Governor. 代表. Suozzi is the fourth Democrat to officially enter the race. 州长Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams have already announced their candidacies. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is also exploring a run. 阅读更多 在这里.