senate Bill S8986

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring real estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process

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Sep 18, 2020 referred to rules

S8986 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S8986 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires real estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process.

S8986 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8986 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                            September 18, 2020
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the real property law, in  relation  to  requiring  real
   estate  brokers  and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as
   part of their license renewal process
   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
 to read 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-
 FOUR and one-half hours which shall include  at  least  three  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 TWO
 STANDING, 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 salespersons, 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  meth-
 od,  content  and supervision, which approval may be withdrawn if in the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  properly  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-FOUR 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  prac-
 tice  of  real  estate brokers and salespersons. To establish compliance
 with the continuing education  requirements  imposed  by  this  section,
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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