Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to governmental operations
|Mar 24, 2023
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A5956
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Inez E. Dickens
2023-A5956 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A5956 (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.
2023-A5956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5956 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 24, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SOLAGES, EPSTEIN, REYES, THIELE, DICKENS, KELLES, ANDERSON, ZINERMAN, SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DAVILA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental 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 HOUSING PRACTICE, THEN THE CIVIL PENALTIES SET FORTH IN SUBPARAGRAPHS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01867-01-3
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