assembly Bill A6375A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to designating certain zip codes as cease and desist zones

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Current Bill Status Via S2929 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.791
substituted for a6375a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s2929b
rules report cal.791
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 09, 2021 reference changed to ways and means
Jun 04, 2021 print number 6375a
Jun 04, 2021 amend and recommit to judiciary
Mar 16, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 9, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S2929A
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Committee Vote: Mar 9, 2021

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A6375 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2929
Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9085
2019-2020: S1256

A6375 - Summary

Relates to designating certain zip codes as cease and desist zones; directs the secretary of state to designate certain zip codes in Brooklyn as cease and desist zones.

A6375 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6375
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT in relation to designating Kings County as  a  cease  and  desist
   zone
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1.   Legislative findings.  To  curb  aggressive  real  estate
 solicitation  practices,  the legislature enabled the secretary of state
 to create "cease and desist  zones"  if  owners  within  the  zone  "are
 subject  to  intense  and repeated solicitation" to place their property
 for sale. A homeowner within a cease and desist zone may file  a  state-
 ment  with  the  secretary  of state requesting placement on a cease and
 desist list. No real estate broker, salesperson or other person regular-
 ly engaged in the trade or business of buying and  selling  real  estate
 may solicit a listing from an owner placed on the cease and desist list.
   The  cease  and  desist program is a valuable tool for homeowners that
 are inundated with solicitations for their home, and it has been a prov-
 en success in cease and desist zones in the counties  of  Queens,  Bronx
 and Rockland.
   In  many neighborhoods in Kings County, long-time homeowners have been
 the subject of increasingly aggressive real estate  solicitation,  espe-
 cially  in  neighborhoods experiencing rapid gentrification.  Solicitors
 often use shady or illegal tactics to confuse or manipulate  homeowners.
 Many  homeowners  have  also been the victims of deed theft, unknowingly
 signing away their home and most valuable asset. Unfortunately, existing
 statutory framework for establishing a cease and desist  zone  in  these
 neighborhoods is not working fast enough to protect homeowners in Brook-
 lyn.
   The  legislature  hereby  finds  and  declares that due to intense and
 repeated solicitation of owners of residential  real  property  by  real
 estate  brokers,  real  estate salespersons, and other persons regularly
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A6375A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2929
Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9085
2019-2020: S1256

A6375A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to designating certain zip codes as cease and desist zones; directs the secretary of state to designate certain zip codes in Brooklyn as cease and desist zones.

A6375A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6375--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  in  relation  to designating Kings County as a cease and desist
   zone

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Legislative  findings.  To  curb aggressive real estate
 solicitation practices, the legislature enabled the secretary  of  state
 to  create  "cease  and  desist  zones"  if  owners within the zone "are
 subject to intense and repeated solicitation" to  place  their  property
 for  sale.  A homeowner within a cease and desist zone may file a state-
 ment with the secretary of state requesting placement  on  a  cease  and
 desist list. No real estate broker, salesperson or other person regular-
 ly  engaged  in  the trade or business of buying and selling real estate
 may solicit a listing from an owner placed on the cease and desist list.
   The cease and desist program is a valuable tool  for  homeowners  that
 are inundated with solicitations for their home, and it has been a prov-
 en  success  in  cease and desist zones in the counties of Queens, Bronx
 and Rockland.
   In many neighborhoods in Kings County, long-time homeowners have  been
 the  subject  of increasingly aggressive real estate solicitation, espe-
 cially in neighborhoods experiencing rapid gentrification.    Solicitors
 often  use shady or illegal tactics to confuse or manipulate homeowners.
 Many homeowners have also been the victims of  deed  theft,  unknowingly
 signing away their home and most valuable asset. Unfortunately, existing
 statutory  framework  for  establishing a cease and desist zone in these
 neighborhoods is not working fast enough to protect homeowners in Brook-
 lyn.
   The legislature hereby finds and declares  that  due  to  intense  and
 repeated  solicitation  of  owners  of residential real property by real
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.