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THE ASSEMBLY
STATE OF NEW YORK
ALBANY

Assembyman 79th District Brnx County logo

MICHAEL A. BENJAMIN Assemblyman 79th District Bronx County

DISTRICT OFFICE 1494 Boston Road Bronx, New York 10460 718-589-6324 FAX 718-589-6327

ALBANY OFFICE
Room 637 Legislative Office Building Albany, New York 12248 518-455-5272 FAX 518-455-5925 benjamm@assembly.state.ny.us

 

CHAIRMAN
Subcommittee on
Regulated Mortgage Lenders

COMMITTEES
Banks
Corporations, Authorities, and
Commissions
Corrections
Election Law
Housing
Libraries and Education Technology

March 18, 2010

Gregg I. Malawer
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division - Litigation III
450 5th Street, NW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20004

Dear Mr. Malawer:

After reviewing your letter concerning the potential effects of Assembly Bill 2975, I have decided to withdraw my sponsorship of this legislation. As a proponent of increased consumer choice and competition, I can not sponsor legislation that could lead to reduced innovation and increased fees to consumers. I appreciate the Department of Justice's interest, analysis and advice on this bill. If you have additional issues with any legislation that I sponsor, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely

/S/

Michael Benjamin
Member of Assembly

Cc: Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg
Real Estate Board of New York
New York State Association of Realtors, Inc.