|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to cities|
|Jun 07, 2017||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6616
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S6616 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S6616 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to protecting the integrity of traditionally recognized neighborhoods PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to prohibit renaming neighborhoods or redefining traditional boundaries without community input. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The general municipal law is amended by adding a new article, 19-C, which reads in part: "Section 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 traditionally 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
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. § 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.
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