senate Bill S3437A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a hotline for housing discrimination complaints

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2021 signed chap.701
Dec 10, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.535
substituted for a2300c
Jun 07, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 3437c
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1440
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 18, 2021 print number 3437b
May 18, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 11, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 02, 2021 print number 3437a
Feb 02, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 29, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Jun 2, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S3437B
15
1
committee
15
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 11, 2021 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S3437A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

S3437 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7073

S3437 - Summary

Establishes a dedicated telephone line for housing discrimination complaints.

S3437 - Sponsor Memo

S3437 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3437
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 establishing  a  toll-
   free  hotline for complainants of housing discrimination and providing
   for the discretionary revocation or suspension of an individual's real
   estate license upon a finding of unlawful housing discrimination
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 17 to read as follows:
   17.  TO  ESTABLISH  A  TOLL-FREE  HOTLINE  TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALS WITH
 COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COUNSEL AND ASSISTANCE.  THE  DIVI-
 SION  SHALL  OPERATE  THIS  HOTLINE  DURING  REGULAR  BUSINESS HOURS AND
 DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HOTLINE IN  ORDER  TO  ENSURE  PUBLIC
 KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING HAVING EVERY OFFICE ENGAGED IN THE
 PRACTICE OF REAL  ESTATE  TRANSACTION  CONSPICUOUSLY  POST  THE  HOTLINE
 NUMBER IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF ITS OFFICE.
   §  2.  Section  297  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 11 to read as follows:
   11. IF, UPON ALL THE EVIDENCE AT A  HEARING  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION
 FOUR  OF THIS SECTION, THE DIVISION SHALL FIND THAT A REAL ESTATE BROKER
 OR SALESPERSON HAS ENGAGED IN ANY UNLAWFUL HOUSING DISCRIMINATION PURSU-
 ANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, THE DIVISION  MAY
 REVOKE  THE LICENSE OF SUCH REAL ESTATE BROKER OR SALESPERSON OR SUSPEND
 THE SAME, FOR SUCH A PERIOD AS THE DIVISION SHALL DEEM PROPER.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
 completed on or before such effective date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S3437A - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7073

S3437A - Summary

Establishes a dedicated telephone line for housing discrimination complaints.

S3437A - Sponsor Memo

S3437A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3437--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 establishing a toll-
   free hotline for complainants of housing discrimination
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 17 to read as follows:
   17.  TO  ESTABLISH  A  TOLL-FREE  HOTLINE  TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALS WITH
 COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COUNSEL AND ASSISTANCE.  THE  DIVI-
 SION  SHALL  OPERATE  THIS  HOTLINE  DURING  REGULAR  BUSINESS HOURS AND
 DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HOTLINE IN  ORDER  TO  ENSURE  PUBLIC
 KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE HOTLINE, INCLUDING HAVING EVERY OFFICE ENGAGED IN THE
 PRACTICE OF REAL  ESTATE  TRANSACTION  CONSPICUOUSLY  POST  THE  HOTLINE
 NUMBER IN THE PUBLIC AREA OF ITS OFFICE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
 completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04930-02-1


S3437B - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7073

S3437B - Summary

Establishes a dedicated telephone line for housing discrimination complaints.

S3437B - Sponsor Memo

S3437B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3437--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 -- reported
   favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
   Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law  and  the  general  business  law,  in
   relation  to  establishing a dedicated telephone line for complainants
   of housing discrimination
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 17 to read as follows:
   17.  TO  ESTABLISH A DEDICATED TELEPHONE LINE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO
 INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION.  SUCH  ASSISTANCE
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DIRECTING INDIVIDUALS TO RESOURCES
 AVAILABLE  TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION.  THE DIVISION
 SHALL OPERATE SUCH DEDICATED  TELEPHONE  LINE  DURING  REGULAR  BUSINESS
 HOURS  AND SHALL POST THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR SUCH DEDICATED PHONE LINE
 ON THE WEBSITE OF THE DIVISION. THE COMMISSIONER  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED
 AND  DIRECTED  TO  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS TO EFFECTUATE THE
 PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  396-
 ddd to read as follows:
   § 396-DDD. DISPLAY OF THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEDICATED TELEPHONE
 LINE  IN REAL ESTATE BROKER OFFICES. THE DEDICATED TELEPHONE LINE ESTAB-
 LISHED IN SUBDIVISION SEVENTEEN OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  NINETY-FIVE  OF
 THE  EXECUTIVE  LAW  SHALL  BE  CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED IN THE PRINCIPAL
 PLACE OF BUSINESS OF EACH REAL ESTATE BROKER OR CONSPICUOUSLY  DISPLAYED
 ON  SUCH  BROKER'S  INTERNET  WEBSITE AT ALL TIMES. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S3437C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §295, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7073

S3437C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a dedicated telephone line for housing discrimination complaints.

S3437C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3437C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3437--C
     Cal. No. 1440
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 -- reported
   favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
   Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged  and
   said  bill  committed  to the Committee on Rules -- ordered to a third
   reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
   order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a dedi-
   cated telephone line for complainants of housing discrimination
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 295 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 17 to read as follows:
   17.  TO  ESTABLISH A DEDICATED TELEPHONE LINE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO
 INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION.  SUCH  ASSISTANCE
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DIRECTING INDIVIDUALS TO RESOURCES
 AVAILABLE  TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION.  THE DIVISION
 SHALL OPERATE SUCH DEDICATED  TELEPHONE  LINE  DURING  REGULAR  BUSINESS
 HOURS  AND SHALL POST THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR SUCH DEDICATED PHONE LINE
 ON THE WEBSITE OF THE DIVISION. THE COMMISSIONER  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED
 AND  DIRECTED  TO  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS TO EFFECTUATE THE
 PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
 completed on or before such effective date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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