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Article 241 - NY Penal Law

HARASSMENT OF RENT REGULATED TENANTS

Section Offense Class
241.00Harassment of a rent regulated tenant; definition of terms. 
241.05Harassment of a rent regulated tenant.E FELONY
 * NB Repeal Date: 06/16/2019 
* S 241.00 Harassment of a rent regulated tenant; definition of terms.
  As used in this article:
  1.  "Rent  regulated  tenant"  shall mean a person occupying a housing
accommodation which  is  subject  to  the  regulations  and  control  of
residential  rents  and evictions pursuant to the emergency housing rent
control law, the local emergency housing rent control act, the emergency
tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, the New York  city  rent
and  rehabilitation  law  or the New York city rent stabilization law of
nineteen hundred sixty-nine, and such person is  either  a  party  to  a
lease  or  rental  agreement for such housing accommodation, a statutory
tenant or a person who lawfully occupies such housing accommodation with
such party to a lease or rental agreement or with such statutory tenant.
The definition of "rent regulated tenant" as used  in  this  subdivision
shall be applicable only to the provisions of this article and shall not
be applicable to any other provision of law.
  2.  "Housing  accommodations"  shall mean housing accommodations which
are subject to the regulations and  control  of  residential  rents  and
evictions  pursuant to the emergency housing rent control law, the local
emergency housing rent control act, the emergency tenant protection  act
of  nineteen seventy-four, the New York city rent and rehabilitation law
or the  New  York  city  rent  stabilization  law  of  nineteen  hundred
sixty-nine.
  3.  "Owner"  shall  mean  an  owner,  lessor, sublessor, assignee, net
lessee, or  a  proprietary  lessee  of  a  housing  accommodation  in  a
structure or premises owned by a cooperative corporation or association,
or  an  owner  of  a condominium unit or the sponsor of such cooperative
corporation or association or  condominium  development,  or  any  other
person  or  entity  receiving or entitled to receive rent for the use or
occupation of any housing accommodation, or an agent of  or  any  person
acting on behalf of any of the foregoing.
  * NB Repealed June 16, 2019

* S 241.05 Harassment of a rent regulated tenant.
  An owner is guilty of harassment of a rent regulated tenant when with
intent to cause a rent regulated tenant to vacate a housing
accommodation, such owner:
  1. With intent to cause physical injury to such tenant, causes such
injury to such tenant or to a third person; or
  2. Recklessly causes physical injury to such tenant or to a third
person.
  Harassment of a rent regulated tenant is a class E felony.
    * NB Repeal Date: June 16, 2019

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