Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S7073
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7073 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7073 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7073 SPONSOR: MARTINEZ TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This legislation will create a process to report housing discrimination and give oversight to the Division of Human Rights over cases involving real estate licensees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amend executive law 1. Establishment of a toll free hotline to provide individuals with
2019-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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