2A:42-105. Arbitrary refusal to renew lease; penalty
a. A landlord shall not arbitrarily refuse to renew a lease for a dwelling unit in a senior citizen housing project to any senior citizen who owns, harbors or cares for a domesticated animal in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of this act, except as provided in section 5 of this act.
Any landlord who so refuses to renew any such lease shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $500 for each offense, recoverable by the senior citizen resident in a civil action in a summary proceeding under “the penalty enforcement law” (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.). The municipal court or the Special Civil Part of the Law Division of the Superior Court of the county in which the senior citizen housing project is located shall have jurisdiction to enforce the penalty.
b. A landlord shall not require any senior citizen who resides in a senior citizen housing project to remove, by sale, donation, gift, or otherwise, any domesticated animal which that senior citizen owns, harbors or cares for in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of this act, except as provided in section 5 of this act.
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