senate Bill S979A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires real estate brokers to receive training in cultural competency

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.749
substituted for a844a
Jun 09, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1620
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2021 print number 979a
Jun 02, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S979 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A844
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7851, A9933

S979 - Summary

Requires real estate brokers to receive two hours of training in cultural competency.

S979 - Sponsor Memo

S979 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    979
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 to receiving training in cultural competency

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 441 of  the  real
 property  law, as amended by chapter 183 of the laws of 2006, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (b) Such further information as the department may reasonably  require
 shall be furnished by the applicant including sufficient proof of having
 taken  and  passed  a written examination and answered such questions as
 may be prepared by the department to enable it to determine  the  trust-
 worthiness  of  the  applicant  if an individual, or of each member of a
 co-partnership or each member of a limited  liability  company  or  each
 officer  of  a  corporation for whom a license as a broker is asked, and
 his, HER or their competency to transact the  business  of  real  estate
 broker  in such a manner as to safeguard the interests of the public. In
 determining competency, the department  shall  require  proof  that  the
 person  being  tested  to  qualify to apply for a broker's license has a
 fair knowledge of the English language,  a  fair  understanding  of  the
 general  purposes  and  general  legal  effect of deeds, mortgages, land
 contracts of sale, and leases, a general and fair understanding  of  the
 obligations  between  principal and agent, HAS TAKEN A CLASS ON CULTURAL
 COMPETENCY TRAINING, as well as of the provisions of this  section.  The
 applicant  must  also  furnish  proof that he OR SHE has attended for at
 least one hundred twenty hours and has  successfully  completed  a  real
 estate course or courses approved by the secretary of state as to method
 and  content  and  supervision which approval may be withdrawn if in the
 opinion of the secretary of state said course or courses are  not  being
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S979A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A844
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §441, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7851, A9933

S979A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires real estate brokers to receive two hours of training in cultural competency.

S979A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S979A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  979--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GAUGHRAN, COMRIE -- 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 to receive training in cultural competency
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 441 of  the  real
 property  law, as amended by chapter 183 of the laws of 2006, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (b) Such further information as the department may reasonably  require
 shall be furnished by the applicant including sufficient proof of having
 taken  and  passed  a written examination and answered such questions as
 may be prepared by the department to enable it to determine  the  trust-
 worthiness  of  the  applicant  if an individual, or of each member of a
 co-partnership or each member of a limited  liability  company  or  each
 officer  of  a  corporation for whom a license as a broker is asked, and
 his, HER or their competency to transact the  business  of  real  estate
 broker  in such a manner as to safeguard the interests of the public. In
 determining competency, the department  shall  require  proof  that  the
 person  being  tested  to  qualify to apply for a broker's license has a
 fair knowledge of the English language,  a  fair  understanding  of  the
 general  purposes  and  general  legal  effect of deeds, mortgages, land
 contracts of sale, and leases, a general and fair understanding  of  the
 obligations  between  principal and agent, HAS TAKEN A CLASS ON CULTURAL
 COMPETENCY TRAINING, as well as of the provisions of this  section.  The
 applicant  must  also  furnish  proof that he OR SHE has attended for at
 least one hundred twenty hours and has  successfully  completed  a  real
 estate course or courses approved by the secretary of state as to method
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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