senate Bill S4781

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding small claims jurisdiction where claimant is a tenant or lessee of real property owned by defendant that is situated within certain limits

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2010 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 17, 2010 amended on third reading 4781a
May 17, 2010 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
substitution reconsidered
May 04, 2010 substituted by a6011
May 03, 2010 advanced to third reading
Apr 28, 2010 2nd report cal.
Apr 27, 2010 1st report cal.432
Jan 06, 2010 referred to judiciary
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2009 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2009 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2009 1st report cal.527
Apr 27, 2009 referred to judiciary

S4781 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6011
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Uniform City Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1801 & 1803, UCCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, UDCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, UJCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, NYC Civ Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S441, A5037
2013-2014: S3159, A5351
2015-2016: S2801, A3859
2017-2018: S3316, A2868
2019-2020: S3468, A1526
2021-2022: S69, A297

S4781 - Summary

Amends various court acts (i.e., the uniform city court act, the uniform district court act, the uniform justice court act and the New York city civil court act) to provide for small claims jurisdiction where claimant is a tenant or lessee of real property owned by the defendant and such real property is situated within the county, within a district of the court in the county, within the municipality in which the court is located or within the city of New York, as the case may be.

S4781 - Sponsor Memo

S4781 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4781

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the uniform city court act, the uniform  district  court
  act,  the  uniform justice court act and the New York city civil court
  act, in relation to obtaining jurisdiction over certain defendants

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 1801 of the uniform city court act, as amended by
chapter 601 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
S 1801. Small claims defined.
  The term "small claim" or "small claims" as used  in  this  act  shall
mean  and  include  any  cause of action for money only not in excess of
five thousand dollars exclusive of interest and costs, provided that the
defendant either resides, or has an office for the transaction of  busi-
ness or a regular employment[,] WITHIN THE COUNTY, OR WHERE THE CLAIMANT
IS  A  TENANT  OR LESSEE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE DEFENDANT AND THE
CLAIM RELATES TO SUCH TENANCY OR LEASE, AND SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS  SITU-
ATED within the county.
  S 2. Subdivision (a) of section 1803 of the uniform city court act, as
amended    by  chapter 309 of the laws of 1996, the opening paragraph as
amended by section 1 of part B of chapter 686 of the laws  of  2003,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Small  claims shall be commenced upon the payment by the claimant
of a filing fee of fifteen dollars for claims in the amount of one thou-
sand dollars or less and twenty dollars for claims in the amount of more
than one thousand dollars, without the service of a summons and,  except
by special order of the court, without the service of any pleading other
than  a  statement  of his cause of action by the claimant or someone in
his behalf to the clerk, who shall reduce the same to a concise, written
form and record it in a docket kept especially for  such  purpose.  Such
procedure shall provide for the sending of notice of such claim by ordi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00790-01-9

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6011
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Uniform City Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1801 & 1803, UCCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, UDCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, UJCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, NYC Civ Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S441, A5037
2013-2014: S3159, A5351
2015-2016: S2801, A3859
2017-2018: S3316, A2868
2019-2020: S3468, A1526
2021-2022: S69, A297

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends various court acts (i.e., the uniform city court act, the uniform district court act, the uniform justice court act and the New York city civil court act) to provide for small claims jurisdiction where claimant is a tenant or lessee of real property owned by the defendant and such real property is situated within the county, within a district of the court in the county, within the municipality in which the court is located or within the city of New York, as the case may be.

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4781A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4781--A
    Cal. No. 432

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
  report,  ordered  to a third reading, substituted by Assembly Bill No.
  6011, substitution reconsidered and  vote  reconsidered,  restored  to
  third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the uniform city court act, the uniform  district  court
  act,  the  uniform justice court act and the New York city civil court
  act, in relation to obtaining jurisdiction over certain defendants

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 1801 of the uniform city court act, as amended by
chapter 601 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
S 1801. Small claims defined.
  The term "small claim" or "small claims" as used  in  this  act  shall
mean  and  include  any  cause of action for money only not in excess of
five thousand dollars exclusive of interest and costs, provided that the
defendant either resides, or has an office for the transaction of  busi-
ness or a regular employment[,] WITHIN THE COUNTY, OR WHERE THE CLAIMANT
IS OR WAS A TENANT OR LESSEE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE DEFENDANT AND
THE  CLAIM  RELATES  TO SUCH TENANCY OR LEASE, AND SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS
SITUATED within the county.
  S 2. Section 1801 of the uniform city court act, as amended by chapter
65 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 1801. Small claims defined.
  The term "small claim" or "small claims" as used  in  this  act  shall
mean  and  include  any  cause of action for money only not in excess of
five thousand dollars exclusive of interest and  costs,  or  any  action
commenced by a party aggrieved by an arbitration award rendered pursuant

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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