senate Bill S7632

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enforcement of fair housing

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 24, 2020 print number 7632a
Aug 24, 2020 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Feb 03, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations

S7632 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10894
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §298-b, amd §298, Exec L

S7632 - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of human rights to enforce provisions relating to real estate brokers and unlawful discriminatory practices; awards compensatory damages to the aggrieved person; assesses a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest; makes related provisions.

S7632 - Sponsor Memo

S7632 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7632
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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  enforcement  of  fair
   housing
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  298-b
 to read as follows:
   §  298-B.  ENFORCEMENT RELATING TO REAL ESTATE BROKERS. IF THE COMMIS-
 SIONER FINDS THAT A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION THREE-B OR PARAGRAPH (C) OF
 SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX OF THIS  ARTICLE  HAS
 OCCURRED,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER WHICH SHALL DO ONE OR
 MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
   1.  AWARD  COMPENSATORY  DAMAGES  TO  THE  PERSON  AGGRIEVED  BY  SUCH
 VIOLATION;
   2. TO VINDICATE THE PUBLIC INTEREST, ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY: (I) IN AN
 AMOUNT  NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THE RESPONDENT HAS
 NOT BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED  ANY  PRIOR  DISCRIMINATORY  HOUSING
 PRACTICE;  (II) IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THE
 RESPONDENT HAS BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED ONE OTHER  DISCRIMINATORY
 PRACTICE  DURING THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FILING OF
 THE COMPLAINT; AND (III) IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING  SEVENTY-FIVE  THOU-
 SAND  DOLLARS  IF THE RESPONDENT HAS BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED TWO
 OR MORE DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICES DURING  THE  SEVEN-YEAR  PERIOD
 PRIOR  TO  THE  DATE  OF THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT, EXCEPT THAT IF THE
 ACTS CONSTITUTING THE DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE THAT IS THE OBJECT OF  THE
 COMPLAINT  ARE  COMMITTED BY THE SAME NATURAL PERSON WHO HAS BEEN PREVI-
 OUSLY ADJUDGED TO HAVE  COMMITTED  ACTS  CONSTITUTING  A  DISCRIMINATORY
 HOUSING  PRACTICE,  THEN  THE CIVIL PENALTIES SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPHS
 (II) AND (III) OF THIS PARAGRAPH MAY BE IMPOSED WITHOUT  REGARD  TO  THE
 PERIOD  OF  TIME  WITHIN  WHICH  ANY  SUBSEQUENT DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE
 OCCURRED;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S7632A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10894
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §298-b, amd §298, Exec L

S7632A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of human rights to enforce provisions relating to real estate brokers and unlawful discriminatory practices; awards compensatory damages to the aggrieved person; assesses a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest; makes related provisions.

S7632A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7632A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7632--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to enforcement of fair
   housing

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 298-b
 to read as follows:
   § 298-B. ENFORCEMENT  RELATING  TO  THE  CONDUCT  OF  OWNERS,  AGENTS,
 EMPLOYEES  AND  OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING. IF THE
 COMMISSIONER FINDS THAT A VIOLATION OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO-A,  SUBDIVISION
 THREE-B  OR  SUBDIVISION  FIVE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX OF THIS
 ARTICLE HAS OCCURRED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER WHICH  SHALL
 DO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
   1.  AWARD  COMPENSATORY  DAMAGES  TO  THE  PERSON  AGGRIEVED  BY  SUCH
 VIOLATION;
   2. TO VINDICATE THE PUBLIC INTEREST, ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY: (I) IN AN
 AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THE RESPONDENT  HAS
 NOT  BEEN  ADJUDGED  TO  HAVE COMMITTED ANY PRIOR DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING
 PRACTICE; (II) IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IF  THE
 RESPONDENT  HAS BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED ONE OTHER DISCRIMINATORY
 PRACTICE DURING THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FILING  OF
 THE  COMPLAINT;  AND (III) IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING SEVENTY-FIVE THOU-
 SAND DOLLARS IF THE RESPONDENT HAS BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE  COMMITTED  TWO
 OR  MORE  DISCRIMINATORY  HOUSING PRACTICES DURING THE SEVEN-YEAR PERIOD
 PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT,  EXCEPT  THAT  IF  THE
 ACTS  CONSTITUTING THE DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE THAT IS THE OBJECT OF THE
 COMPLAINT ARE COMMITTED BY THE SAME NATURAL PERSON WHO HAS  BEEN  PREVI-
 OUSLY  ADJUDGED  TO  HAVE  COMMITTED  ACTS CONSTITUTING A DISCRIMINATORY
 HOUSING PRACTICE, THEN THE CIVIL PENALTIES SET  FORTH  IN  SUBPARAGRAPHS
 (II)  AND  (III)  OF THIS PARAGRAPH MAY BE IMPOSED WITHOUT REGARD TO THE
 PERIOD OF TIME  WITHIN  WHICH  ANY  SUBSEQUENT  DISCRIMINATORY  PRACTICE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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