ALBANY — New York lawmakers have reached a deal on a new bill, sparked by a Newsday investigation, targeting real estate discrimination by allowing the state to suspend or revoke agents’ licenses.
The state already has the power to suspend a broker’s license for fraudulent practices, misleading advertising and other causes. The new bill would add another cause: “Violation of the human rights law,” a reference to the state’s anti-discrimination statute.
The Senate approved the bill, 59-1, Wednesday. The Assembly expected to follow suit either late Wednesday or Thursday.
The bill was sponsored by two Long Island Democrats, Sen. James Gaughran (D-Northport) and Assemb. Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights).
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