|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 22, 2020||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
|Jul 21, 2020||ordered to third reading cal.777|
|Jul 20, 2020||reported and committed to rules|
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to judiciary|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 14, 2019||referred to judiciary|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1386
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Apr 04, 2019||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S5047
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5047 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5047 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5047 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York city civil court act and the real property actions and proceedings law, in relation to stipu- lations in summary proceedings to recover possession of real property PURPOSE: This legislation establishes minimum standards for allocations of stipu- lations involving unrepresented litigants in housing court proceedings to ensure that all litigants understand the proceedings in which they are involved, any defenses they may have, and the consequences of stipu- lations. The legislation also adds compliance with these minimum stand- ard for allocutions of stipulations involving unrepresented litigants as a requirement for reappointment of Housing Court judges. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 outlines the legislative findings and intent of this bill.
S5047 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5047 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 4, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 and the real property actions and proceedings law, in relation to stipulations in summary proceedings to recover possession of real property THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that litigants in cases in housing court parts, espe- cially in the state's major metropolitan areas, are often self-repre- sented. Under these circumstances, and especially because the stakes for the self-represented litigant in such cases can be so high, e.g., eviction from one's home, it is vital to the administration of justice that the judges in such parts take all necessary and appropriate steps to assure that self-represented litigants fully understand the proceedings in which they are involved, any claims or defenses they may have and the available options in light of those claims or defenses, and the potential consequences of any agreements they may be asked to make in the course of those proceedings. Accordingly, it is the intent of this act that no agreement between the parties to a proceeding in a housing court part wherein one or more of such parties are self-repre- sented may be approved by the court unless the judge presiding therein ascertains that the claims or defenses of each self-represented party are adequately addressed in the stipulation and that each self-repre- sented party understands the nature and consequences of such agreement; and the judge memorializes such inquiry on the record of the proceeding. In declaring this intent, the legislature further reminds all authori- ties responsible for designating the judges who preside in housing courts parts of the importance of selecting or reappointing judges who are best equipped, by training, experience and disposition, to preside over cases where parties frequently are self-represented. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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