senate Bill S2535

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 18, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S2535 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง262, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1554
2009-2010: S2867C

S2535 - Summary

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

S2535 - Sponsor Memo

S2535 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2535

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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.
                                                           LBD04497-01-3

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