senate Bill S25

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits sex offenders from being entitled to licenses as state certified and licensed real estate appraisers

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S25 - Bill Details

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S25 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S25

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting sex
offenders from being entitled to licenses as state certified and
licensed real estate appraisers


PURPOSE:
To include the conviction of a sex offense or sexually violent offense
as disabilities to licensure as a state certified real estate
appraiser and to require the reporting of conviction of a sex offense
or sexually violent offense by real estate licensees.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 160-p of the executive law to include the
conviction of a sex offense or sexually violent offense a disability
to licensure as a real estate appraiser. This section also requires
that a real estate appraiser notify and provide a certified copy of
the judgment of conviction to the Department of State within 5 days
after the imposition of sentence for a conviction of a sex offense or
a sexually violent crime.

JUSTIFICATION:
Protecting the safety of its citizens is paramount for New York State.
Certain convictions are currently a disability to licensure as a real
estate appraiser. This legislation builds upon the private and public
recognition that New Yorkers could be vulnerable to violent crime
within the framework and common practices involving real estate
transactions.

The intent of this legislation is to add measures to protect the
public from harm. Currently certain convictions are a disability to
licensure as a real estate appraiser, however convicted sex offenders
are not faced with the automatic disability. Sex offenders on any
level represent a persistent threat to the public. This bill closes
what could be considered a loophole for sexual predators.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: 3rd Reading (S.7894/A.10962)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.




















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