senate Bill S2929A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to designating certain zip codes as cease and desist zones

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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
referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 07, 2021 amended on third reading 2929b
Jun 07, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 31, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 11, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2021 1st report cal.526
Feb 25, 2021 print number 2929a
Feb 25, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 26, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 9, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S2929A
8
4
committee
8
Aye
4
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Mar 9, 2021

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Co-Sponsors

S2929 - Details

Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9085
2019-2020: S1256

S2929 - 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.

S2929 - Sponsor Memo

S2929 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2929
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  MYRIE, PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
   ary
 
 AN ACT to designate certain zip codes as cease and desist zones
 
   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.

Co-Sponsors

S2929A - Details

Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9085
2019-2020: S1256

S2929A - 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.

S2929A - Sponsor Memo

S2929A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2929--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  MYRIE, PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
   ary  --  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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05476-04-1

Co-Sponsors

S2929B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9085
2019-2020: S1256

S2929B (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.

S2929B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2929B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2929--B
     Cal. No. 526
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  MYRIE, PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
   ary  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading,  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly, recalled,
   vote reconsidered, restored to  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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