senate Bill S7852A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allocating fines to the anti-discrimination in housing fund

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 08, 2020 print number 7852a
Jul 08, 2020 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 26, 2020 referred to judiciary

S7852 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441-c, RP L; add §80-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S945

S7852 - Summary

Allocates fines to the anti-discrimination in housing fund which shall be used to fund grants for not-for-profit agencies specializing in anti-housing discrimination efforts.

S7852 - Sponsor Memo

S7852 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7852

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the real property law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation  to  allocating  fines  to the anti-discrimination in housing
  fund

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 441-c of the real
property  law,  as amended by chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) The department of state may revoke the license of  a  real  estate
broker  or  salesman or suspend the same, for such period as the depart-
ment may deem proper, or in lieu thereof may impose a fine not exceeding
[one] TWO thousand dollars payable to the department of  state,  TWENTY-
FIVE  PERCENT OF ALL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL BE
PAYABLE TO THE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN THE  COUNTY  WHERE  THE
VIOLATION OCCURRED AND TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ALL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL BE PAYABLE TO THE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION IN HOUS-
ING  FUND  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHTY-A OF THE STATE FINANCE
LAW, or a reprimand upon conviction of the licensee of  a  violation  of
any  provision  of  this  article, or for a material misstatement in the
application for such license, or if such licensee  has  been  guilty  of
fraud  or fraudulent practices, or for dishonest or misleading advertis-
ing, or has demonstrated untrustworthiness or incompetency to act  as  a
real  estate  broker  or  salesman, as the case may be. In the case of a
real estate broker engaged  in  the  business  of  a  tenant  relocator,
untrustworthiness  or  incompetency shall include engaging in any course
of conduct including, but not limited to, the interruption or discontin-
uance of essential building service, that interferes  with  or  disturbs
the peace, comfort, repose and quiet enjoyment of a tenant.
  §  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 80-a to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15065-01-0

S7852A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441-c, RP L; add §80-a, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S945

S7852A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allocates fines to the anti-discrimination in housing fund which shall be used to fund grants for not-for-profit agencies specializing in anti-housing discrimination efforts.

S7852A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7852A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7852--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real property law and the state finance law, in
  relation to allocating fines to  the  anti-discrimination  in  housing
  fund

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 441-c of the real
property law, as amended by chapter 81 of the laws of 1995,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  The  department  of state may revoke the license of a real estate
broker or salesman or suspend the same, for such period as  the  depart-
ment may deem proper, or in lieu thereof may impose a fine not exceeding
[one]  TWO  thousand dollars payable to the department of state, TWENTY-
FIVE PERCENT OF ALL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL  BE
PAYABLE TO THE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, OR IN THE CASE OF A COUN-
TY  WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN A CITY, THE CITY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, IN
THE COUNTY WHERE THE VIOLATION OCCURRED AND TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT  OF  ALL
MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL BE PAYABLE TO THE ANTI-
DISCRIMINATION  IN HOUSING FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHTY-A
OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, or a reprimand upon conviction of the licensee
of a violation of any provision of  this  article,  or  for  a  material
misstatement  in  the  application for such license, or if such licensee
has been guilty of fraud or fraudulent practices, or  for  dishonest  or
misleading  advertising, or has demonstrated untrustworthiness or incom-
petency to act as a real estate broker or salesman, as the case may  be.
PROVIDED  HOWEVER,  IF  THE COUNTY WHERE THE VIOLATION OCCURRED DOES NOT
HAVE A COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, THEN THE PORTION OF  MONIES  THAT
WOULD  HAVE  BEEN  PAYABLE  TO  THE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SHALL
INSTEAD BE DEPOSITED IN THE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING  FUND  ESTAB-
LISHED  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHTY-A OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.  PROVIDED
FURTHER, THAT IN THE EVENT THAT THE  JURISDICTION  WHERE  THE  VIOLATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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