|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 31, 2020||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S7625
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7625 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Investigations And Government Operations
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §292, add §295-a, Exec L
S7625 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7625 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring annual fair housing testing PURPOSE: This legislation sets up a fair housing testing program to identify possible discrimination in the housing market. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 292 of the executive law by adding a new subdi- vision 39 to define term fair housing testing, which means a covert housing investigation to gather evidence of compliance with this article for the purpose of comparing how members and non-members of protected class who are otherwise similarly situated are treated.
S7625 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7625 I N S E N A T E January 31, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- 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 executive law, in relation to requiring annual fair housing testing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 39 to read as follows: 39. THE TERM "FAIR HOUSING TESTING" SHALL MEAN A COVERT HOUSING INVES- TIGATION TO GATHER EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE INVOLVING ONE OR MORE PERSONS WHO INITIATE CONTACT WITH ANOTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPARING HOW MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS OF A PROTECTED CLASS, AS DEFINED BY THIS ARTICLE, WHO ARE OTHERWISE SIMILARLY SITUATED ARE TREATED. THE INVESTIGATION MAY ALSO INCLUDE COMPARING THE OBSERVED CONDUCT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FAIR HOUSING LAWS AND ANALYSIS OF ANY PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA TO IDENTIFY DISCRIMINATORY FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES. § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 295-a to read as follows: § 295-A. FAIR HOUSING TESTING. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL CONDUCT YEARLY FAIR HOUSING TESTING TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE. THE RESULTS OF SUCH FAIR HOUSING TESTING SHALL BE REPORTED ANNUALLY TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF TESTS CONDUCTED EACH YEAR, THE NUMBER OF INSTANCES OF POSSIBLE DISCRIMINATION FOUND AS A RESULT OF SUCH TESTING, AND ANY RESULTING ENFORCEMENT ACTION BROUGHT AS A RESULT OF SUCH TESTING. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY CONTRACT TO A NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR ORGANIZATIONS TO EXECUTE ANY PORTION OR ALL OF THE FAIR HOUSING TESTS. ANY ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PERFORM FAIR HOUSING TESTING UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE PRECLUDED FROM PURSUING ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER LAW FOR ANY POTENTIAL DISCRIMINATION FOUND AS A RESULT OF FAIR HOUSING TESTING DONE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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