senate Bill S538

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires real estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 03, 2021 amended on third reading 538b
Feb 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.225
Feb 01, 2021 reported and committed to rules
Jan 26, 2021 print number 538a
Jan 26, 2021 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Feb 2, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S538A
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 2, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S538A
20
1
committee
20
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S538 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8986

S538 - Summary

Requires real estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process.

S538 - Sponsor Memo

S538 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    538
 
                        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 Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the real property law, in  relation  to  requiring  real
   estate  brokers  and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as
   part of their license renewal process
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 441 of the real
 property law, as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2016, is  amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) No renewal license shall be issued any licensee under this article
 for any license period commencing November first, nineteen hundred nine-
 ty-five unless such licensee shall have within the two year period imme-
 diately  preceding  such  renewal attended at least [twenty-two] TWENTY-
 FOUR and one-half hours which shall include  at  least  three  hours  of
 instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale
 or rental of real property or an interest in real property, AT LEAST TWO
 HOURS  OF  INSTRUCTION  PERTAINING TO IMPLICIT BIAS AWARENESS AND UNDER-
 STANDING, at least one hour of instruction  pertaining  to  the  law  of
 agency  except  in  the  case of the initial two-year licensing term for
 real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related  instruction  must
 be  completed,  and  successfully  completed a continuing education real
 estate course or courses approved by the secretary of state as to  meth-
 od,  content  and supervision, which approval may be withdrawn if in the
 opinion of the secretary of state such course or courses are  not  being
 conducted  properly  as  to  method,  content and supervision. For those
 individuals licensed pursuant to subdivision six of section four hundred
 forty-two-g of this article, in the individual's initial  license  term,
 at  least eleven hours of the required [twenty-two] TWENTY-FOUR and one-
 half hours of continuing education shall be completed during  the  first
 year  of  the  term. Of those eleven hours, three hours shall pertain to
 applicable New York state statutes and regulations governing  the  prac-

S538A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8986

S538A - Summary

Requires real estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process.

S538A - Sponsor Memo

S538A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  538--A
 
                        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  Judiciary  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN  ACT  to  amend  the real property law, in relation to requiring real
   estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias  training  as
   part of their license renewal process
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 441 of  the  real
 property  law, as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2016, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) No renewal license shall be issued any licensee under this article
 for any license period commencing November first, nineteen hundred nine-
 ty-five unless such licensee shall have within the two year period imme-
 diately preceding such renewal attended at least twenty-two and one-half
 hours which shall include at least three hours of instruction pertaining
 to fair housing and/or discrimination in the  sale  or  rental  of  real
 property or an interest in real property, AT LEAST TWO HOURS OF INSTRUC-
 TION  PERTAINING  TO IMPLICIT BIAS AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING, at least
 one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency  except  in  the
 case  of  the  initial two-year licensing term for real estate salesper-
 sons, two hours of agency related instruction  must  be  completed,  and
 successfully  completed  a  continuing  education  real estate course or
 courses approved by the secretary of state as  to  method,  content  and
 supervision,  which  approval  may be withdrawn if in the opinion of the
 secretary of state such course or courses are not being conducted  prop-
 erly  as  to  method,  content  and  supervision.  For those individuals
 licensed pursuant to subdivision six of section four hundred forty-two-g
 of this article, in the individual's  initial  license  term,  at  least
 eleven hours of the required twenty-two and one-half hours of continuing
 education shall be completed during the first year of the term. Of those

Co-Sponsors

S538B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8986

S538B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires real estate brokers and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process.

S538B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S538B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  538--B
     Cal. No. 225
 
                        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  Judiciary  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  --  reported  favorably  from  said committee and
   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 real property law, in  relation  to  requiring  real
   estate  brokers  and salespersons to receive implicit bias training as
   part of their license renewal process
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 441 of the real
 property law, as amended by chapter 392 of the laws of 2019, is  amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) No renewal license shall be issued any licensee under this article
 for any license period commencing November first, nineteen hundred nine-
 ty-five unless such licensee shall have within the two year period imme-
 diately preceding such renewal attended at least twenty-two and one-half
 hours which shall include at least three hours of instruction pertaining
 to  fair  housing  and/or  discrimination  in the sale or rental of real
 property or an interest in real property, AT LEAST TWO HOURS OF INSTRUC-
 TION PERTAINING TO IMPLICIT BIAS AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING,  at  least
 two  and  one-half  hours  of instruction pertaining to ethical business
 practices, at least one hour of instruction pertaining to  recent  legal
 matters  governing  the practice of real estate brokers and salespersons
 in New York which may include statutes, laws, regulations, rules, codes,
 department of state opinions and decisions, and court decisions  and  at
 least  one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in
 the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real  estate  sales-
 

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