senate Bill S6894

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to raising to civil jurisdictional limits

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Jun 19, 2014 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1611
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 26, 2014 referred to judiciary

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S6894 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4215
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Civil Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §1801, NYC Civ Ct Act; amd §1801, UDCA; amd §1801, UCCA; amd §1801, UJCA
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9351

S6894 - Summary

Raises the civil jurisdictional limits to $10,000 for small claims.

S6894 - Sponsor Memo

S6894 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6894

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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  district
  court  act,  the uniform city court act, and the uniform justice court
  act, in relation to civil jurisdictional limits

  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] TEN thousand dollars exclusive of interest
and costs, or any action commenced by a  party  aggrieved  by  an  arbi-
tration  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 [five] TEN thousand dollars, provided that the
defendant either resides, or has an office for the transaction of  busi-
ness or a regular employment, within the city of New York.
  S  2.  Section  1801  of the uniform district 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] TEN thousand dollars exclusive of  interest  and  costs,  or  any
action  commenced  by a party aggrieved by an arbitration award rendered
pursuant to part one hundred thirty-seven of  the  rules  of  the  chief
administrator  of  the courts (22 NYCRR Part 137) in which the amount in
dispute does not exceed [five] TEN thousand dollars, provided  that  the
defendant  either resides, or has an office for the transaction of busi-
ness or a regular employment, within a district  of  the  court  in  the
county.
  S 3. Section 1801 of the uniform city court act, as amended by chapter
65 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

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

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