senate Bill S536

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to replacing all instances of the word or variations of the word salesman with the word salesperson or variation thereof

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 26, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 21, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 20, 2021 1st report cal.689
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary


S536 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd RP L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S536 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Replaces all instances of the word or variations of the word salesman with the word salesperson or variation thereof; amends the language of the real property law to be gender neutral.

S536 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S536 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 AN ACT to amend the real property law,  in  relation  to  replacing  all
   instances of the word or variations of the word salesman with the word
   salesperson or variation thereof
   Section 1. The article heading of article 12-a of  the  real  property
 law,  as  amended by chapter 107 of the laws of 1927, is amended to read
 as follows:
                          [SALESMEN] SALESPERSONS
   § 2. Subdivisions 2, 3, 5, and 6 of section 440 of the  real  property
 law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 324 of the laws of 1998, subdi-
 visions  3  and  5  as  amended  by chapter 699 of the laws of 1988, and
 subdivision 6 as added by chapter 183 of the laws of 2006,  are  amended
 to read as follows:
   2.  "Associate real estate broker" means a licensed real estate broker
 who shall by choice elect to work under  the  name  and  supervision  of
 another  individual  broker  or  another  broker who is licensed under a
 partnership, trade name, limited liability company or corporation.  Such
 individual  shall  retain  [his  or  her] THEIR license as a real estate
 broker as provided for in this  article;  provided,  however,  that  the
 practice  of  real  estate  sales and brokerage by such individual as an
 associate broker shall be governed exclusively by the provisions of this
 article as they pertain to real estate [salesmen] SALESPERSONS.  Nothing
 contained herein shall preclude an individual who elects to be  licensed
 as  an  associate  broker  from  also  retaining  a separate real estate
 broker's license under an individual, partnership, trade  name,  limited
 liability company or corporation.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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