|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2021||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.838
substituted for s997
|Jun 10, 2021||substituted by a2505|
|May 03, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 28, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 27, 2021||1st report cal.838|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S997
Current Bill Status Via A2505 - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S997 (ACTIVE) - Details
S997 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S997 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to claims relating to consumer goods PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill would proscribe venue limitations in contracts relating to the adjudication or arbitration of disputes concerning consumer goods. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: This bill defines consumer goods in the same manner as exists in current law, e.g. General Business Law, § 399-C, and states that contracts purporting to limit or set venue for the adjudication or arbitration of disputes concerning same are deemed void.
S997 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 997 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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  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.
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