senate Bill S1554

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 10, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S1554 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5908
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง262, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2867C, A10324A

S1554 - Summary

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

S1554 - Sponsor Memo

S1554 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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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