|SAME AS||SAME AS S03839|
|COSPNSR||Ortiz, Arroyo, Gottfried, Sayegh, Cook, D'Urso, Abinanti, Hyndman, Cruz, Steck, Fernandez, Niou, Braunstein, McDonald, Lifton, Stirpe, Jacobson, Lupardo, Hunter, DeStefano, Lalor, Reilly, DiPietro, Wallace, Jones, Weprin, Buchwald, Darling|
|Amd §441, RP L|
|Requires the inclusion of instruction in ethical business practices and recent legal matters in the continuing education requirements for real estate licensees.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6082 2019-2020 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 27, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to requiring the inclusion of instruction in ethical business practices and recent legal matters in the continuing education requirements for real estate licensees The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 441 of the real 2 property law, as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2016, is amended 3 to read as follows: 4 (a) No renewal license shall be issued any licensee under this article 5 for any license period commencing November first, nineteen hundred nine- 6 ty-five unless such licensee shall have within the two year period imme- 7 diately preceding such renewal attended at least twenty-two and one-half 8 hours which shall include at least three hours of instruction pertaining 9 to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real 10 property or an interest in real property, at least two and one-half 11 hours of instruction pertaining to ethical business practices, at least 12 one hour of instruction pertaining to recent legal matters governing the 13 practice of real estate brokers and salespersons in New York which may 14 include statutes, laws, regulations, rules, codes, department of state 15 opinions and decisions, and court decisions and at least one hour of 16 instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the 17 initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours 18 of agency related instruction must be completed, and successfully 19 completed a continuing education real estate course or courses approved 20 by the secretary of state as to method, content and supervision, which 21 approval may be withdrawn if in the opinion of the secretary of state 22 such course or courses are not being conducted properly as to method, 23 content and supervision. For those individuals licensed pursuant to EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10037-01-9A. 6082 2 1 subdivision six of section four hundred forty-two-g of this article, in 2 the individual's initial license term, at least eleven hours of the 3 required twenty-two and one-half hours of continuing education shall be 4 completed during the first year of the term. Of those eleven hours, 5 three hours shall pertain to applicable New York state statutes and 6 regulations governing the practice of real estate brokers and salesper- 7 sons. To establish compliance with the continuing education requirements 8 imposed by this section, licensees shall provide an affidavit, in a form 9 acceptable to the department of state, establishing the nature of the 10 continuing education acquired and shall provide such further proof as 11 required by the department of state. [ The provisions of this paragraph12 shall not apply to any licensed real estate broker who is engaged full13 time in the real estate business and who has been licensed under this14 article prior to July first, two thousand eight for at least fifteen15 consecutive years immediately preceding such renewal.] 16 § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.