|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S67
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S67 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S67 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to consumer credit transactions PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill would strengthen consumer protections in consumer debt collection proceedings. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: The bill would require that the complaint in consumer credit actions provide the name of the original creditor, the last four digits of the original account number, the date and amount of the last payment, a chain of title of the account, and a breakdown of the amount that the plaintiff seeks to collect. The bill also requires that a copy of the contract be attached to the complaint. The bill would reduce the statute of limitations on consumer credit actions from six years to three years. The bill would also bar debt collectors from collecting debts on which the statute of limitations has expired. It would require that an additional notice of a pending consumer credit action be mailed to the defendant by the clerk of the court.
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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