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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tenant Harrassment Bill


City Council Speaker Christine Quinn writes, " Intro. No. 627, also known as the "Tenant Harassment Bill," makes harassment, in and of itself, a violation of the law. Some of the actions that qualify as harassment under this new legislation using force or making threats against a lawful occupant; repeated or prolonged interruptions of essential services such as heat or hot water; using frivolous court proceedings to disrupt a tenant's life or force an eviction; removing the possessions of a lawful tenant; removing doors or damaging locks to a unit; or any other act designed to disturb a lawful occupant's residence.

"On Monday, December 17, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, the Committee on Housing & Buildings, chaired by Council Member Erik Martin Dilan, will hold a public hearing on Int. No. 627.

"As always, public input is a very important part of our work here at the Council, and anyone who wishes to is welcome to attend this hearing. Please be sure to check our on-line calendar at http://www.nyccouncil.info/rightnoprior to that date, as hearings are subject to rescheduling."

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