senate Bill S67

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "consumer credit fairness act"

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S67 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Amd §§213, 3012 & 3215, amd RR3016 & 3211, add §§214-f, 306-d & 7515, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S677A
2009-2010: S4398A

S67 - Summary

Enacts the "consumer credit fairness act"; establishes a 3 year statute of limitations for commencement of a cause of action arising out of a consumer credit transaction where the defendant is a purchaser, borrower or debtor; establishes a notice of lawsuit which must be mailed to the defendant in such a cause of action; establishes certain requirements for the complaint in such an action (view more) provides for arbitration of such actions; requires debt collectors to send consumers a written notice of their rights under state law along with their initial debt collection correspondence; such notice would contain information such as who and when a principal creditor may contact a debtor about the debt owed as well as the fact that a principal creditor cannot disclose information affecting a consumer debtor's reputation for creditworthiness if the principal creditor knows or has reason to know such information is false; applies to consumer rather than commercial debts.

S67 - Sponsor Memo

S67 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   67

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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 consum-
  er credit transactions

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "consumer credit fairness act".
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 213 of the civil practice law and rules,
as amended by chapter 709 of the laws of 1988, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  an  action  upon a contractual obligation or liability, express or
implied, except as provided in section two  hundred  thirteen-a  OR  TWO
HUNDRED  FOURTEEN-F  of this article or article 2 of the uniform commer-
cial code or article 36-B of the general business law;
  S 3. The civil practice law and rules  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 214-f to read as follows:
  S  214-F.  CERTAIN ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTIONS
TO BE COMMENCED WITHIN THREE YEARS. AN ACTION ARISING OUT OF A  CONSUMER
CREDIT  TRANSACTION WHERE A PURCHASER, BORROWER OR DEBTOR IS A DEFENDANT
MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN THREE YEARS, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION  TWO
HUNDRED  THIRTEEN-A  OF THIS ARTICLE OR ARTICLE 2 OF THE UNIFORM COMMER-
CIAL CODE OR ARTICLE 36-B OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. WHEN  THE  PERIOD
WITHIN  WHICH AN ACTION MAY BE COMMENCED UNDER THIS SECTION HAS EXPIRED,
THE RIGHT TO COLLECT CONSUMER CREDIT DEBT IS EXTINGUISHED AS WELL AS THE
REMEDY.
  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "THE RIGHT TO  COLLECT  CONSUMER  CREDIT
DEBT" SHALL MEAN ANY ATTEMPTS BY THE CREDITOR, THIRD PARTY PURCHASER, OR
OTHER  AUTHORIZED  THIRD  PARTY  TO COLLECT SUCH DEBT INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, CALLS, MAIL OR OTHER ATTEMPTS TO COLLECT.
  S 4. The civil practice law and rules  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 306-d to read as follows:

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