senate Bill S1554

Provides that purchasers and sellers of real property shall be provided with voter registration forms at closing

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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
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Provides that purchasers and sellers of real property shall be provided with voter registration forms at closing.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5908
Versions:
S1554
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง262, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2867C, A10324A

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BILL NUMBER:S1554

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
development of a comprehensive campus security plan

PURPOSE: To allow security officers more enforcement authority, to
expand on existing campus security laws and regulations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

1) A new section 6435-a is created to require each campus to use its
existing advisory committees on campus security to establish a compre-
hensive security plan. It also requires each campus to establish a
relationship with its local police force.

2) The plan must address how the campus will respond to various types of
emergencies. It must include law enforcement, emergency medical person-
nel, the use of various communications monitoring and sensor technology
and the mapping of campus grounds and facilities.

3) The plan also requires that each campus conduct emergency/drills, to
evaluate such drills against standards that have been developed in
consultation with local law enforcement and that have been reviewed by
the New York State Police.

4) The bill requires SUNY & CUNY to implement several pilot programs in
order to test various technologies related to the identification of
security threats and; how to respond to those threats.

5) The legislation also requires each campus to establish a protocol for
the reporting of instances when there is a concern regarding the mental
health of a student and it also requires that such campus increase the
number of mental health counselors and provide funding for SUNY CUNY to
increase those numbers.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is an effort to address campus security issues
for.two perspectives. The first is the importance of securing the safety
of all students and personnel on a college campus. The second is to
ensure that each campus develop a process to handle mental health is
sues in a manner consistent with the interests of the individual and his
or her privacy and the safety of all college personnel and students. As
we learned from the tragic events of Virginia Tech, the security and
safety of students and college personnel can be related to the mental
health of those on campus.

In order to address these issues this legislation requires that every
college develop a comprehensive security plan that includes integration
of local law enforcement and emergency medical personnel in response to
emergency situations. It also requires that these campuses conduct emer-
gency drills and allow SUNY & CUNY to develop pilot or demonstration

projects to test various technologies that could improve our ability to
monitor, identify and respond to security related threats.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.1805; 2009-10 S.876; 2007-08. S.6264-A.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1554

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ADDABBO,  OPPENHEIMER,  PARKER  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing purchas-
  ers  and  sellers  of residential real property and cooperative apart-
  ments with voter registration forms at closing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
262 to read as follows:
  S 262. VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE
TERM  "CLOSING"  SHALL MEAN AN IN-PERSON MEETING TO COMPLETE FINAL DOCU-
MENTS INCIDENT TO THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY AND
COOPERATIVE APARTMENTS, AND THE TERM "SETTLEMENT AGENT" SHALL  MEAN  THE
LENDER  IN  A  NON-CASH  TRANSACTION, THE TITLE COMPANY IN A CASH TRANS-
ACTION AND THE MANAGING AGENT IN A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT TRANSACTION.
  2. EVERY PURCHASER OR SELLER OF REAL PROPERTY IN ATTENDANCE AT A CLOS-
ING HELD WITHIN THIS STATE SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH ANY FORMS NECESSARY TO
COMPLY WITH THE VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS  SET  FORTH  IN  ARTICLE
FIVE  OF  THE ELECTION LAW, EXCEPT FOR SELLERS WHO ARE MOVING OUT OF NEW
YORK STATE.  IF SUCH PURCHASER OR SELLER SHALL NOT BE IN  ATTENDANCE  AT
SUCH CLOSING, SUCH FORMS SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE OF SUCH
PURCHASER OR SELLER.
  3.  THE PROVISION OF FORMS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE MADE BY THE SETTLEMENT AGENT WITHOUT  COST  OR  CHARGE  TO  THE
PURCHASER OR SELLER.
  4. EACH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
COOPERATE  WITH  SETTLEMENT  AGENTS  TO  CARRY  OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00807-01-1

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