assembly Bill A2505

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits contracts for the purchase or lease of consumer goods from restricting venue in an action relating to such contract

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 03, 2021 signed chap.556
Oct 22, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.838
substituted for s997
May 25, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.104
Feb 09, 2021 reported
Jan 26, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 19, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A2505 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S997
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Amd §501, add §514, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9995, S7954
2017-2018: A1328, S1533
2019-2020: A5607, S429

A2505 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits contracts for the purchase or lease of consumer goods from restricting venue in an action relating to such contract.

A2505 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2505
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEINSTEIN, DINOWITZ, SEAWRIGHT, ENGLEBRIGHT,
   GOTTFRIED, ZEBROWSKI, TAYLOR -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  SIMON
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN  ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to claims
   relating to consumer goods

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 501 of the civil practice law and rules, as amended
 by chapter 532 of the laws of 1963, is amended to read as follows:
   §  501. Contractual provisions fixing venue. Subject to the provisions
 of subdivision two of section [510] FIVE HUNDRED TEN  AND  SECTION  FIVE
 HUNDRED  FOURTEEN  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  written agreement fixing place of
 trial, made before an action is commenced,  shall  be  enforced  upon  a
 motion for change of place of trial.
   §  2.  The  civil  practice  law  and rules is amended by adding a new
 section 514 to read as follows:
   § 514. ACTIONS RELATING TO CONSUMER GOODS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION, "CONSUMER GOODS" SHALL MEAN GOODS, WARES, PAID  MERCHANDISE  OR
 SERVICES  PURCHASED OR PAID FOR BY A CONSUMER, THE INTENDED USE OR BENE-
 FIT OF WHICH IS INTENDED FOR THE PERSONAL, FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD  PURPOSES
 OF SUCH CONSUMER.
   2. IN ANY CONTRACT INVOLVING THE SALE, LEASE OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING OF
 CONSUMER GOODS, ANY PORTION OF THE CONTRACT OR ANY CLAUSE WHICH PURPORTS
 TO  DESIGNATE,  RESTRICT,  OR  LIMIT THE VENUE IN WHICH A CLAIM SHALL BE
 ADJUDICATED OR ARBITRATED SHALL BE DEEMED VOID AS AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.
 NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO AFFECT THE  VALIDITY  OF  ANY
 OTHER ASPECT OF A CONTRACT.
   §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
 have become a law, and  shall  apply  to  all  actions  and  arbitration
 proceedings which have not been commenced prior to such effective date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00006-01-1