assembly Bill A1935

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases the jurisdictional limit from $3,000 to $5,000 for justice courts

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2015 referred to judiciary


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A1935 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Uniform Justice Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง201, 202 & 1801, UJCA
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3876
2011-2012: A2091
2013-2014: A1746
2017-2018: A2157
2019-2020: A3799

A1935 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the jurisdictional limit from $3,000 to $5,000 for justice courts.

A1935 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015

  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the uniform justice court  act,  in  relation  to  civil
  jurisdictional limits


  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 201 of the uniform  justice  court
act,  as  amended by chapter 685 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read
as follows:
  a. The court shall have jurisdiction as set forth in this article  and
as  elsewhere  provided  by  law[,  subject, in the case of a city court
governed by this act, to the limitations stated in S 2300 (b) (2) (i) of
this act]. The phrase "[$3000] $5000", whenever it appears herein, shall
be taken to mean "[$3000]  $5000  exclusive  of  interest  and  costs"[,
except  that,  in  the  case  of a city court governed by this act whose
monetary jurisdiction is, pursuant to S 2300 (b) (2) (i)  of  this  act,
below  $3000, it shall be taken to mean such lesser sum as is applicable
in the particular court, exclusive of interest and costs].
  S 2. Section 202 of the uniform justice court act, as amended by chap-
ter 685 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
S 202. Money actions and actions to recover chattels.
  Notwithstanding any other provision  of  law,  the  court  shall  have
jurisdiction  of  actions  and  proceedings for the recovery of money or
chattels where the amount sought to be recovered or  the  value  of  the
property does not exceed [$3000] $5000.
  S  3.  Section  1801  of  the uniform justice court act, as amended by
chapter 76 of the laws of 1994, 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
[three] FIVE thousand dollars exclusive of interest and costs,  provided

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


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