senate Bill S6346

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the jurisdiction over the classes of actions and proceedings which shall be originated in the New York city civil court

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7714 - Passed Senate & Assembly

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 13, 2019 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 20, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1832
substituted for s6346
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jul 08, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 20, 2019 substituted by a7714
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1832
Jun 06, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to rules


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Jun 20, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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S6346 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art VI §15, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S514, A3109

S6346 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the amount from $25,000 to $50,000 for actions and proceedings in the New York city civil court.

S6346 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6346 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2019

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules


proposing  an  amendment to section 15 of article VI of the constitution
  relating to the New York city civil court

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That  subdivision  b  of
section  15  of  article  VI  of  the constitution be amended to read as
  b. The court of city-wide civil jurisdiction of the city of  New  York
shall  have  jurisdiction  over  the  following  classes  of actions and
proceedings which shall be  originated  in  such  court  in  the  manner
provided  by  law:  actions  and  proceedings for the recovery of money,
actions and proceedings for the recovery of  chattels  and  actions  and
proceedings for the foreclosure of mechanics liens and liens on personal
property  where  the  amount  sought to be recovered or the value of the
property does not exceed [twenty-five] FIFTY thousand dollars  exclusive
of  interest  and  costs, or such smaller amount as may be fixed by law;
over summary proceedings to recover possession of real property  and  to
remove  tenants  therefrom  and over such other actions and proceedings,
not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the supreme court,  as  may  be
provided by law. The court of city-wide civil jurisdiction shall further
exercise  such  equity  jurisdiction  as  may be provided by law and its
jurisdiction to enter judgment upon a counterclaim for the  recovery  of
money only shall be unlimited.
  §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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


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