senate Bill S4209A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes appearance by a tenant in the housing court without counsel

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Sep 27, 2017 print number 4209a
Sep 27, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Feb 06, 2017 referred to judiciary

S4209 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
New York City Civil Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §110, NYC Civ Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1648
2011-2012: S1323
2013-2014: S427
2015-2016: S2326

S4209 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes any tenant who is party to an action in the housing part to be represented by a person who is not an attorney, provided consent for such representation is made on the record; provides that such person is prohibited from consenting to an entry of a judgment against such tenant and such person may not receive a fee or other remuneration for such representation.

S4209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4209 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4209

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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,  in  relation  to
  authorizing appearance without counsel within the housing part

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

  Section 1. Section 110 of the New York city civil court act is amended
by adding a new subdivision (q) to read as follows:
  (Q) ANY TENANT WHO IS A PARTY MAY BE REPRESENTED IN THE  HOUSING  PART
BY  COUNSEL  OR  BY  SUCH  OTHER  PERSON DESIGNATED IN WRITING OR ON THE
RECORD TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF SUCH TENANT,  TRANSLATE  FOR  SUCH  TENANT,
AND/OR TO MAKE ANY APPLICATION, INCLUDING AN APPLICATION FOR ADJOURNMENT
ON BEHALF OF SUCH TENANT, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH DESIGNATED REPRE-
SENTATIVE  IF  NOT  AUTHORIZED  TO PRACTICE LAW SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM
ACCEPTING ANY FEE, COMPENSATION OR OTHER REMUNERATION FOR SUCH REPRESEN-
TATION SERVICES. NOTHING IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO
AUTHORIZE  SUCH DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE TO CONSENT TO THE ENTRY OF ANY
JUDGMENT AGAINST THE TENANT.
  § 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law and shall govern
all actions or proceedings commenced on or after such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09270-01-7

S4209A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
New York City Civil Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §110, NYC Civ Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1648
2011-2012: S1323
2013-2014: S427
2015-2016: S2326

S4209A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes any tenant who is party to an action in the housing part to be represented by a person who is not an attorney, provided consent for such representation is made on the record; provides that such person is prohibited from consenting to an entry of a judgment against such tenant and such person may not receive a fee or other remuneration for such representation.

S4209A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4209A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4209--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  New  York  city civil court act, in relation to
  authorizing appearance without counsel within the housing court

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

  Section 1. Section 110 of the New York city civil court act is amended
by adding a new subdivision (q) to read as follows:
  (Q)  ANY TENANT WHO IS A PARTY MAY BE REPRESENTED IN THE HOUSING COURT
BY COUNSEL OR BY SUCH OTHER PERSON  DESIGNATED  IN  WRITING  OR  ON  THE
RECORD  TO  SPEAK  ON  BEHALF OF SUCH TENANT, TRANSLATE FOR SUCH TENANT,
AND/OR TO MAKE ANY APPLICATION, INCLUDING AN APPLICATION FOR ADJOURNMENT
ON BEHALF OF SUCH TENANT, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH DESIGNATED REPRE-
SENTATIVE IF NOT AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE LAW  SHALL  BE  PROHIBITED  FROM
ACCEPTING ANY FEE, COMPENSATION OR OTHER REMUNERATION FOR SUCH REPRESEN-
TATION  SERVICES.  NOTHING  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO
AUTHORIZE SUCH DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE TO CONSENT TO THE ENTRY OF  ANY
JUDGMENT AGAINST THE TENANT.
  §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law and shall govern
all actions or proceedings commenced on or after such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09270-02-7

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