senate Bill S715

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enforcement of fair housing

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2021 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.130
Jan 06, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

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Jan 19, 2021 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S715
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

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S715 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5480
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §298-b, amd §298, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7632, A10894

S715 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of human rights to enforce provisions relating to real estate brokers and unlawful discriminatory practices; awards compensatory damages to the aggrieved person; assesses a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest; makes related provisions.

S715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    715
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- 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  enforcement  of  fair
   housing

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  298-b
 to read as follows:
   §  298-B.  ENFORCEMENT  RELATING  TO  THE  CONDUCT  OF OWNERS, AGENTS,
 EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING.  IF  THE
 COMMISSIONER  FINDS  THAT  A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION TWO-A, SUBDIVISION
 THREE-B OR SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED  NINETY-SIX  OF  THIS
 ARTICLE  HAS OCCURRED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER WHICH SHALL
 DO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
   1.  AWARD  COMPENSATORY  DAMAGES  TO  THE  PERSON  AGGRIEVED  BY  SUCH
 VIOLATION;
   2. TO VINDICATE THE PUBLIC INTEREST, ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY: (I) IN AN
 AMOUNT  NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THE RESPONDENT HAS
 NOT BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED  ANY  PRIOR  DISCRIMINATORY  HOUSING
 PRACTICE;  (II) IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THE
 RESPONDENT HAS BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED ONE OTHER  DISCRIMINATORY
 PRACTICE  DURING THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE FILING OF
 THE COMPLAINT; AND (III) IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING  SEVENTY-FIVE  THOU-
 SAND  DOLLARS  IF THE RESPONDENT HAS BEEN ADJUDGED TO HAVE COMMITTED TWO
 OR MORE DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICES DURING  THE  SEVEN-YEAR  PERIOD
 PRIOR  TO  THE  DATE  OF THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT, EXCEPT THAT IF THE
 ACTS CONSTITUTING THE DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE THAT IS THE OBJECT OF  THE
 COMPLAINT  ARE  COMMITTED BY THE SAME NATURAL PERSON WHO HAS BEEN PREVI-
 OUSLY ADJUDGED TO HAVE  COMMITTED  ACTS  CONSTITUTING  A  DISCRIMINATORY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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