Village of Freeport, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-21-1971; amended 9-13-1971]
It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or business enterprise who receives or expects to receive pecuniary gain from the sale of real property to:
Incite, arouse or refer to neighborhood unrest, community tension or racial, religious or nationality change in a neighborhood or on a particular street for the purpose of or inducing or promoting the sale or lease of real property.
Promote or influence or attempt to promote or influence a property owner, occupant or tenant to list for sale, sell, remove from or lease real property by referring to race, color, religion or national origin of neighbors, tenants, prospective buyers or occupants of real property.
Resort to or engage in any intimidation or threats in attempting to influence or induce a property owner or tenant to list for sale, sell, remove from or lease real property.
Solicit any property owner to sell property when said property owner, previous to said solicitation, requested the Secretary of State of the State of New York to list said owner's name as an owner who does not wish to be solicited.
[Added 7-12-1971]
Any violation of any provision of this article shall constitute disorderly conduct and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250 and, in the event of failure to pay same, by imprisonment not to exceed 150 days, or both, and each and every violation of the provisions of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 3-13-1972 by L.L. No. 1-1972]
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any real estate broker, real estate salesman or employee or agent thereof or any other individual, corporation, partnership or organization, for the purpose of inducing a real estate transaction from which any such person or any of its stockholders or members may benefit financially, to represent that a change has occurred or will or may occur in the composition with respect to race, creed, color or national origin of the owners or occupants in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real property is located and to represent, directly or indirectly, that this change will or may result in undersirable consequences in the block, neighborhood or area in which the real property is located, including but not limited to the lowering of property values, an increase in criminal or antisocial behavior or a decline in the quality of schools or other facilities.
Any person, individual, corporation, partnership or organization convicted of violating any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $250 and/or imprisonment, or both.