senate Bill S7581

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring additional training for real estate brokers and real estate salespeople to prevent discrimination in the real estate industry

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee

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Jan 28, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations


S7581 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S7581 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires additional training for real estate brokers and real estate salespeople to prevent discrimination in the real estate industry.

S7581 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7581 (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
                             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

   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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