senate Bill S112

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires annual fair housing testing

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2021 referred to housing
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.124
Jan 06, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Jan 19, 2021 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S112
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

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S112 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4665
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §292, add §295-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7625

S112 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring annual fair housing testing; defines fair housing testing; requires the attorney general to conduct yearly fair housing testing to ensure compliance with the human rights law.

S112 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S112 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    112
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 THAT OPERATES A FULL-SERVICE  FAIR  HOUSING  PROGRAM
 AND  HAS  EXPERTISE  IN CONDUCTING FAIR HOUSING TESTING FOR AT LEAST TWO
 YEARS TO EXECUTE ANY PORTION OR ALL  OF  THE  FAIR  HOUSING  TESTS.  ANY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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