senate Bill S2896

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows a plaintiff to have a small claims court hearing in the municipality in which the claim arose

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 24, 2013 referred to judiciary

S2896 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4452
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Civil Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §1801, NYC Civ Ct Act; amd §1801, UCCA; amd §1801, UDCA; amd §1801, UJCA
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S2876, A10005

S2896 - Summary

Allows a plaintiff to have a small claims court hearing in the municipality in which the claim arose.

S2896 - Sponsor Memo

S2896 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2896

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the New York city civil  court  act,  the  uniform  city
  court  act,  the  uniform  district  court act and the uniform justice
  court act, in relation to the location of a small claims proceeding

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

  Section  1.    Section  1801  of the New York city civil 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 to part 137 of the rules of the chief adminis-
trator of the courts (22 NYCRR Part 137) in which the amount in  dispute
does  not  exceed  five  thousand  dollars,  provided that the defendant
either resides, or has an office for the transaction of  business  or  a
regular employment, OR THE CLAIM AROSE within the city of New York.
  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
to part 137 of the rules of the chief administrator of  the  courts  (22
NYCRR  Part  137) in which the amount in dispute does not exceed $5,000,
provided that the defendant either resides, or has  an  office  for  the
transaction  of  business  or  a  regular employment, OR THE CLAIM AROSE
within the county.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02551-01-3

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