senate Bill S7073

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a hotline for housing discrimination complaints and provides for the discretionary revocation or suspension of an individual's license upon a finding of housing discrimination

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations

S7073 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10122
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§295 & 297, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3437, A2300

S7073 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a hotline for housing discrimination complaints and provides for the discretionary revocation or suspension by the division of human rights of a real estate broker or salesperson's license upon a finding of unlawful housing discrimination.

S7073 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7073 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7073

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing  a  toll-
  free  hotline for complainants of housing discrimination and providing
  for the discretionary revocation or suspension of an individual's real
  estate license upon a finding of unlawful housing discrimination

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

  Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17.  TO  ESTABLISH  A  TOLL-FREE  HOTLINE  TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALS WITH
COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COUNSEL AND ASSISTANCE.  THE  DIVI-
SION  SHALL  OPERATE  THIS  HOTLINE  DURING  REGULAR  BUSINESS HOURS AND
DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HOTLINE IN  ORDER  TO  ENSURE  PUBLIC
KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING HAVING EVERY OFFICE ENGAGED IN THE
PRACTICE OF REAL  ESTATE  TRANSACTION  CONSPICUOUSLY  POST  THE  HOTLINE
NUMBER IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF ITS OFFICE.
  §  2.  Section  297  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. IF, UPON ALL THE EVIDENCE AT A  HEARING  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION
FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, THE DIVISION SHALL FIND THAT A REAL ESTATE BROKER
OR SALESPERSON HAS ENGAGED IN ANY UNLAWFUL HOUSING DISCRIMINATION PURSU-
ANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, THE DIVISION  MAY
REVOKE  THE LICENSE OF SUCH REAL ESTATE BROKER OR SALESPERSON OR SUSPEND
THE SAME, FOR SUCH A PERIOD AS THE DIVISION SHALL DEEM PROPER.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
completed on or before such effective date.

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

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