assembly Bill A5359

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases required training for real estate brokers and real estate salespeople to prevent discrimination

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Current Bill Status Via S2132 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2021 approval memo.81
signed chap.697
Dec 10, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.319
substituted for a5359
Jun 03, 2021 substituted by s2132b
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.319
rules report cal.319
reported
May 26, 2021 reported referred to rules
Feb 16, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Feb 2, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S2132A
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Feb 2, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S2132B
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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A5359 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2132
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L

A5359 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the required training for real estate brokers and real estate salespeople relating to fair housing laws and housing discrimination.

A5359 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5359
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Judiciary
 
 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
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Subdivision 3 of section 441 of the real property law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
   (E) THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL, UPON NOTICE AND  A  PUBLIC  HEARING,
 PROMULGATE  RULES ESTABLISHING THE CONTENT OF THE INSTRUCTION PERTAINING
 TO FAIR HOUSING AND/OR DISCRIMINATION IN THE  SALE  OR  RENTAL  OF  REAL
 PROPERTY  OR  AN  INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF
 THIS SUBDIVISION. SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
 COURSES ON: (1)  THE  LEGACY  OF  SEGREGATION,  UNEQUAL  TREATMENT,  AND
 HISTORIC LACK OF ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY IN HOUSING; (2) UNEQUAL ACCESS TO
 AMENITIES  AND  RESOURCES  ON  THE  BASIS OF RACE, DISABILITY, AND OTHER
 PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS; (3) FEDERAL, STATE, AND  LOCAL  FAIR  HOUSING
 LAWS; AND (4) ANTI-BIAS TRAINING.
   §  2.  Paragraphs  (b)  and (c) of subdivision 1 of section 441 of the
 real property law, as amended by chapter 183 of the laws  of  2006,  are
 amended and a new paragraph (d) is added to read as follows:
   (b)  Such further information as the department may reasonably require
 shall be furnished by the applicant including sufficient proof of having
 taken and passed a written examination and answered  such  questions  as
 may  be  prepared by the department to enable it to determine the trust-
 worthiness of the applicant if an individual, or of  each  member  of  a
 co-partnership  or  each  member  of a limited liability company or each
 officer of a corporation for whom a license as a broker  is  asked,  and
 his  or  their competency to transact the business of real estate broker
 in such a manner as to safeguard the interests of the public. In  deter-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.