senate Bill S6616

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the Neighborhood Integrity Act

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Jun 07, 2017 referred to rules

S6616 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8615
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-C ยง995, Gen Muni L

S6616 - Summary

Enacts the Neighborhood Integrity Act which establishes a formal process for renaming or re-designating a traditionally recognized neighborhood in the city of New York; provides penalties for real estate brokers and agents who advertise a property as part of, or located in, a designated neighborhood that is not traditionally recognized as such.

S6616 - Sponsor Memo

S6616 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6616

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to protecting the
  integrity of traditionally recognized neighborhoods

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

  Section  1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new arti-
cle 19-C to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 19-C
                       NEIGHBORHOOD INTEGRITY ACT
SECTION 995. NEIGHBORHOOD INTEGRITY.
  S 995.  NEIGHBORHOOD INTEGRITY. 1. NO PERSON OR ENTITY SHALL RENAME OR
RE-DESIGNATE A TRADITIONALLY RECOGNIZED NEIGHBORHOOD WITHIN A CITY  WITH
A  POPULATION  OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, OR IN ANY WAY RECONSTITUTE TRADI-
TIONALLY RECOGNIZED NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES,  EXCEPT  AS  SET  FORTH  IN
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  THE  MAYOR,  UPON  A  MAJORITY APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL, SHALL
DESIGNATE AND DIRECT A GOVERNMENT OFFICE OR AGENCY TO DEVELOP A  PROCESS
FOR  THE PROPOSED RENAMING OF ANY TRADITIONALLY RECOGNIZED NEIGHBORHOOD,
OR FOR THE RECONSTITUTION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF  ANY  SUCH  NEIGHBORHOOD.
SUCH  PROCESS  SHALL  REQUIRE  INPUT  FROM THE COMMUNITY BOARD OR BOARDS
WHICH REPRESENT SUCH AREAS AS ESTABLISHED BY THE APPLICABLE  CITY  CHAR-
TER.
  3.  NO  REAL  ESTATE BROKER OR ANY AGENT OF A REAL ESTATE BROKER SHALL
MARKET, DISSEMINATE OR PROMOTE, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  IN  ANY
WRITTEN  OR ELECTRONIC FORM THE SALE OR RENTAL OF AN APARTMENT, HOUSE OR
OTHER REAL PROPERTY AS PART OF, OR LOCATED IN, A DESIGNATED NEIGHBORHOOD
THAT IS NOT A TRADITIONALLY RECOGNIZED  NEIGHBORHOOD  OR  RECOGNIZED  AS
SUCH  PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROCESS  SET  FORTH  IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION. A VIOLATION OF THIS  SECTION  SHALL  SUBJECT  THE  REAL  ESTATE
BROKER  TO  A MONETARY FINE, LICENSE SUSPENSION OR LICENSE REVOCATION AS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13091-01-7

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