senate Bill S69

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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Current Bill Status Via A297 - Delivered to Governor


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 13, 2021 delivered to governor
Apr 19, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.201
substituted for s69
Apr 19, 2021 substituted by a297
Feb 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2021 1st report cal.201
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S69 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A297
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: S4781, A6011
2011-2012: S441, A5037
2013-2014: S3159, A5351
2015-2016: S2801, A3859
2017-2018: S3316, A2868
2019-2020: S3468, A1526

S69 (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.

S69 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S69 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    69
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
   ary
 
 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

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