assembly Bill A297

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding small claims jurisdiction where claimant is a tenant or lessee of real property owned by defendant that is situated within certain limits

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 22, 2021 signed chap.485
Oct 13, 2021 delivered to governor
Apr 19, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.201
substituted for s69
Mar 25, 2021 referred to judiciary
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 28, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.61
Jan 26, 2021 reported
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A297 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S69
Law Section:
Uniform City Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1801 & 1803, UCCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, UDCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, UJCA; amd §§1801 & 1803, NYC Civ Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6011, S4781
2011-2012: A5037, S441
2013-2014: A5351, S3159
2015-2016: A3859, S2801
2017-2018: A2868, S3316
2019-2020: A1526, S3468

A297 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for small claims jurisdiction where claimant is a tenant or lessee of real property owned by the defendant and such real property is situated within the county, within a district of the court in the county, within the municipality in which the court is located or within the city of New York, as the case may be.

A297 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    297
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, COLTON, CAHILL, WEPRIN, OTIS
   --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. BARNWELL, CARROLL, GLICK, LALOR,
   PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the uniform city court act, the uniform  district  court
   act,  the  uniform justice court act and the New York city civil court
   act, in relation to obtaining jurisdiction over certain defendants
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 1801 of the uniform city 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 thousand dollars exclusive of interest and  costs,  or  any  action
 commenced by a party aggrieved by an arbitration 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  $5,000,
 provided  that  the  defendant  either resides, or has an office for the
 transaction of business or a regular employment[,] WITHIN THE COUNTY, OR
 WHERE THE CLAIMANT IS OR WAS A TENANT OR LESSEE OF REAL  PROPERTY  OWNED
 BY  THE  DEFENDANT  AND  THE CLAIM RELATES TO SUCH TENANCY OR LEASE, AND
 SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS SITUATED within the county.
   § 2. Subdivision (a) of section 1803 of the uniform city court act, as
 amended  by chapter 309 of the laws of 1996, the  opening  paragraph  as
 amended  by  section  1 of part B of chapter 686 of the laws of 2003, is
 amended to read as follows:
   (a) Small claims shall be commenced upon the payment by  the  claimant
 of a filing fee of fifteen dollars for claims in the amount of one thou-
 sand dollars or less and twenty dollars for claims in the amount of more
 than  one thousand dollars, without the service of a summons and, except
 by special order of the court, without the service of any pleading other
 than a statement of his cause of action by the claimant  or  someone  in