senate Bill S5458

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relating to prohibiting the sale or rental of illegally converted dwellings by real estate brokers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2019 referred to judiciary

S5458 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §443-b, amd §441-c, RP L

S5458 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale or rental of illegally converted dwellings by real estate brokers; directs revocation of real estate license for violation.

S5458 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5458 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5458

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the real property law, in relation to sale or rent of
  illegally converted dwellings

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

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
443-b to read as follows:
  § 443-B. SALE OR RENT OF PROPERTY VIOLATING ILLEGAL CONVERSION  RULES.
NO  REAL  ESTATE  BROKER, AGENT OR SALESMAN SHALL LIST FOR SALE, SELL OR
OFFER TO SELL, OR LIST FOR RENT, RENT OR OFFER  TO  RENT  ANY  ILLEGALLY
CONVERTED DWELLING. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AN ILLEGAL CONVER-
SION  SHALL  MEAN ANY CHANGE IN THE STRUCTURAL PARTS OR EXISTING FACILI-
TIES OF ANY BUILDING, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SUBDIVISION  OF
ROOMS, OR ERECTION OR DEMOLITION OF WALLS, OR THE MOVING OF ANY BUILDING
FROM  ONE  LOCATION OR POSITION TO ANOTHER, IN VIOLATION OF ANY STATE OR
LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, CODE OR RULE OR REGULATION RELATING TO REAL  PROP-
ERTY, BUILDINGS OR MULTIPLE DWELLINGS.
  § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 441-c of the real prop-
erty  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 thousand dollars payable to the department of state, 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  demon-
strated untrustworthiness or incompetency to act as a real estate broker
or  salesman,  as  the  case  may  be.   THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REVOKE THE

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

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