senate Bill S3159

2013-2014 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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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 31, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S3159 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5351
Current Committee:
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S441, A5037
2009-2010: S4781A, A6011A

S3159 - Summary

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.

S3159 - Sponsor Memo

S3159 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3159

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

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 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[,] 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. 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01254-01-3

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