Dated: July 9, 2010
The general mission of the Committee on Legislation is to monitor the flow of
proposed legislation in both the State Assembly and the Senate affecting any
aspect of real property and to forward each such bill to the RPLS Committee with
relevant substantive expertise to recommend whether the RPLS should support,
oppose or be neutral with respect to that bill. The Committee strives to
identify and oppose those bills which, in the opinion of the Committee, threaten
to impose unjust and/or unintended consequences or otherwise impede real estate
commerce. The Committee's overriding goal is to improve the law affecting real
property by simplifying, clarifying or streamlining it, not by changing it
Additionally, the committee strives to:
1. educate the Bar regarding prospective legislative developments that affect
2. seek recommendations for changes in law and regulations;
3. prepare reports, forms and proposed legislation on areas of interest for
presentation to the Committee and the Section;
4. coordinate with other groups for education or toward other common
5. communicate the activities and viewpoints of the Committee to the Section
and the Bar Association and vice versa; and
6. educate the public.
All members of the Bar are welcome to join the Committee.
Organization and Meetings:
The Committee has two Co-Chairs, one from downstate and one from upstate.
The Committee meets quarterly via conference call at such times as the
Co-Chairs call a meeting. The Committee may meet at other times as circumstances
warrant, upon notice from the Co-Chairs.