Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 28, 2020||
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S7581
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-S7581 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7581 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7581 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to increasing required training for real estate brokers and real estate salespeople to prevent discrimination PURPOSE: This bill aims to prevent unequal treatment and discrimination and promote fair housing by expanding the instructional training required for renewing real estate licenses to include courses on the legacy of segregation, unequal treatment, the historic lack of access to housing opportunity experienced by disadvantaged groups, and other related topics. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends real property law section 441 to provide that no
2019-S7581 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7581 I N S E N A T E January 28, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 real property law, in relation to increasing required training for real estate brokers and real estate salespeople to prevent discrimination THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 441 of the real property law, as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2016, is amended as follows: (a) No renewal license shall be issued any licensee under this article for any license period commencing November first, nineteen hundred nine- ty-five unless such licensee shall have within the two year period imme- diately preceding such renewal attended at least [twenty-two] TWENTY- FIVE and one-half hours which shall include at least [three] SIX hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property, at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate sales- persons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed, and successfully completed a continuing education real estate course or courses approved by the secretary of state as to method, content and supervision, which approval may be withdrawn if in the opinion of the secretary of state such course or courses are not being conducted prop- erly as to method, content and supervision. For those individuals licensed pursuant to subdivision six of section four hundred forty-two-g of this article, in the individual's initial license term, at least eleven hours of the required [twenty-two] TWENTY-FIVE and one-half hours of continuing education shall be completed during the first year of the term. Of those eleven hours, three hours shall pertain to applicable New York state statutes and regulations governing the practice of real estate brokers and salespersons. To establish compliance with the continuing education requirements imposed by this section, licensees EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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