senate Bill S4850

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prevents abuse during discovery

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6554 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.205
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1019
substituted for s4850
Jun 11, 2013 substituted by a6554
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1019
Apr 26, 2013 referred to judiciary


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S4850 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Amd §3103, CPLR

S4850 - Summary

Prevents abuse during discovery.

S4850 - Sponsor Memo

S4850 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. BONACIC -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin-
  istration) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  civil  practice  law  and rules, in relation to
  prevention of abuse during discovery


  Section  1.  Subdivision (a) of section 3103 of the civil practice law
and rules, as amended by chapter 98 of the laws of 1993, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a)  Prevention  of abuse. The court may at any time on its own initi-
ative, or on motion of any party or of any person  from  whom  OR  ABOUT
WHOM  discovery  is  sought,  make a protective order denying, limiting,
conditioning or regulating the use of any disclosure device. Such  order
shall be designed to prevent unreasonable annoyance, expense, embarrass-
ment, disadvantage, or other prejudice to any person or the courts.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
actions pending on such effective date or commenced  on  or  after  such
effective date.

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


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