In December, in a somewhat surprising turn of events, the amended version of Hudson's "good cause" eviction law failed to pass in the Common Council. The major change to the law, which the Council had voted to pass prior to the amendment, was to eliminate transfer of ownership as an allowable cause for eviction.
Recently it was reported that the City of Beacon, which was considering its own "good cause" eviction law, has received a second opinion that cities do not have the authority to impose such a law. The first opinion came from attorneys retained by the City of Beacon; the second came from the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). The story was reported in MidHudson News: "Localities cannot impose good cause eviction legislation, Beacon maintains."