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File #: Res 1430-2020    Version: * Name: Designating the county of Kings a cease and desist zone and establishing an affirmative defense to violations of nonsolicitation orders and cease and desist zones. (A.6775/S.1253)
Type: Resolution Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/23/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.6775/S.1253, to designating the county of Kings a cease and desist zone and establishing an affirmative defense to violations of nonsolicitation orders and cease and desist zones.
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1430, 2. September 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-23-20, 4. Committee Report 10/13/20, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/13/20, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/13/20
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10/13/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Finance Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 1430

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.6775/S.1253, to designating the county of Kings a cease and desist zone and establishing an affirmative defense to violations of nonsolicitation orders and cease and desist zones.

 

By Council Members Cornegy and Miller

 

Whereas, Realtors, investors, and developers who regularly engage in buying and selling real estate are prohibited from contacting homeowners who are on the cease and desist list; and

Whereas, The current Cease and Desist Zones includes homeowners from the Bronx and Queens and the list is updated every month by the New York State Department of State; and

Whereas, Real Estate investors who contact homeowners on the cease and desist list can be fined, lose their real estate license or even face criminal charges; and

Whereas, According to news media, Brooklyn residents who attended a town hall on May 5, 2020 raised concerns about predatory real estate practices that targeted seniors and other homeowners who fell behind on their water bill or property taxes with efforts to sell or list their home; and

Whereas, In order to further curb aggressive real estate solicitation practices, the State legislature should expand the cease and desist zone to include Brooklyn; and

Whereas, A. 6775, introduced by Assembly Member Wright and pending in the New York State Assembly, and companion bill S.1253, introduced by State Senator Parker and pending in the New York State Senate would create a real estate cease and desist program in Brooklyn (i.e. Kings County) to assist homeowners who wish not to be solicited by real estate brokers or agents; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls on the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.6775/S.1253, to designating the county of Kings a cease and desist zone and establishing an affirmative defense to violations of nonsolicitation orders and cease and desist zones.

 

 

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