senate Bill S1832

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to raising to civil jurisdictional limits

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2019 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2019 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2019 1st report cal.60
Jan 16, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S1832 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4360
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9351
2013-2014: S6894, A4215
2015-2016: S2435, A4104
2017-2018: S3042, A2944

S1832 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1832 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1832 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1832

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BRESLIN -- 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:
  § 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.
  § 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:
§ 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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04059-01-9

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