assembly Bill A2554

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits commercial leases from including a waiver of the right to a declaratory judgment action

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 20, 2019 signed chap.689
Dec 10, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1346
substituted for s5614
Jun 04, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 09, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.284
May 07, 2019 reported
Jan 23, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A2554 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5614
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §235-h, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10414

A2554 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits commercial leases from including a waiver of the right to a declaratory judgment action and states that the inclusion of such a waiver in a commercial lease shall be null and void as against public policy.

A2554 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2554

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. OTIS, COLTON, D'URSO, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, LAVINE,
  WRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, SIMON -- read once  and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting leases
  from including a waiver of the right to a declaratory judgment action

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

  Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
235-h to read as follows:
  §  235-H.  WAIVER  OF RIGHT TO BRING A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION. NO
COMMERCIAL LEASE SHALL CONTAIN ANY PROVISION WAIVING OR PROHIBITING  THE
RIGHT  OF ANY TENANT TO BRING A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION WITH RESPECT
TO ANY PROVISION, TERM OR CONDITION OF SUCH COMMERCIAL LEASE. THE INCLU-
SION OF ANY SUCH WAIVER PROVISION IN A COMMERCIAL LEASE  SHALL  BE  NULL
AND VOID AS AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01655-01-9