assembly Bill A8191

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires employment and consumer dispute arbitrations to be submitted to neutral third party arbitrators, and establishes prohibited arbitration agreements and provisions

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Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.166
rules report cal.166
reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
May 17, 2016 reported referred to codes
May 05, 2016 print number 8191a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jun 11, 2015 referred to judiciary

Bill Amendments

A8191
A8191A
A8191
A8191A

Co-Sponsors

A8191 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §§7500, 7505-a, 7515, 7516 & 7517, amd §§7501, 7506, 7507 & 7511, CPLR

A8191 - Summary

Requires employment and consumer dispute arbitrations to be submitted to neutral third party arbitrators, and establishes prohibited arbitration agreements and provisions; requires disclosure of information by certain arbitrators.

A8191 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8191

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to arbi-
  tration agreements

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new
section 7500 to read as follows:
  S 7500. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) "ARBITRATION" MEANS A FORM OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION THAT IS AN ALTER-
NATIVE  TO  LITIGATION,  IN  WHICH  THE PARTIES AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
DETERMINATION OF A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ARBITRATOR.
  (B) "NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ARBITRATOR" MEANS AN ARBITRATOR OR  PANEL  OF
ARBITRATORS EACH OF WHOM DOES NOT HAVE AN UNDISCLOSED KNOWN, DIRECT, AND
MATERIAL  INTEREST  IN  THE  OUTCOME  OF THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING OR A
KNOWN, EXISTING, AND SUBSTANTIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A PARTY, COUNSEL,  OR
REPRESENTATIVE OF A PARTY.
  S  2.  Section 7501 of the civil practice law and rules, as amended by
chapter 532 of the laws of 1963, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7501. Effect of arbitration  agreement.    A  written  agreement  to
submit any controversy thereafter arising or any existing controversy to
arbitration  is  enforceable without regard to the justiciable character
of the controversy and confers jurisdiction on the courts of  the  state
to enforce it and to enter judgment on an award; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
ANY  LANGUAGE REQUIRING THE CONTROVERSY BE SUBMITTED TO AN ARBITRATOR OR
ARBITRATION ORGANIZATION THAT IS NOT A NEUTRAL THIRD  PARTY  ARBITRATOR,
AS  THAT  TERM  IS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION (B) OF SECTION SEVENTY-FIVE
HUNDRED OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE DEEMED VOID; PROVIDED THAT IT SHALL BE
VALID WITH RESPECT TO THE REQUIREMENT  THAT  THE  CONTROVERSY  BE  ARBI-
TRATED. THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CONTROVERSY BE HEARD BY A NEUTRAL THIRD
PARTY ARBITRATOR MAY NOT BE WAIVED BY PARTY PRIOR TO THE SERVICE ON SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11404-02-5

Co-Sponsors

A8191A - Details

Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §§7500, 7505-a, 7515, 7516 & 7517, amd §§7501, 7506, 7507 & 7511, CPLR

A8191A - Summary

Requires employment and consumer dispute arbitrations to be submitted to neutral third party arbitrators, and establishes prohibited arbitration agreements and provisions; requires disclosure of information by certain arbitrators.

A8191A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 8191--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  TITONE,  STECK,  WEINSTEIN  -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Judiciary in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to arbi-
  tration agreements

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new
section 7500 to read as follows:
  S 7500. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) "ARBITRATION" MEANS A FORM OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION THAT IS AN ALTER-
NATIVE  TO  LITIGATION,  IN  WHICH  THE PARTIES AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
DETERMINATION OF A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ARBITRATOR.
  (B) "NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ARBITRATOR" MEANS AN ARBITRATOR OR  PANEL  OF
ARBITRATORS  EACH  OF WHOM DOES NOT HAVE AN UNDISCLOSED KNOWN, DIRECT OR
MATERIAL INTEREST, INCLUDING A FINANCIAL OR  PERSONAL  INTEREST  IN  THE
OUTCOME  OF  THE  ARBITRATION  PROCEEDING,  OR A KNOWN, EXISTING OR PAST
RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY OF THE PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT  TO  ARBITRATE  OR
THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING, THEIR COUNSEL OR REPRESENTATIVES, A WITNESS,
OR ANOTHER ARBITRATOR.
  (C)  "EMPLOYMENT"  MEANS  A  RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  AN EMPLOYER AND AN
EMPLOYEE AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT  OF
1938 (29 U.S.C. S 203).
  (D) "CONSUMER" MEANS A NATURAL PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE.
  (E)  "CONSUMER GOODS" MEANS GOODS, WARES, PAID MERCHANDISE OR SERVICES
PURCHASED OR PAID FOR BY A CONSUMER, THE  INTENDED  USE  OR  BENEFIT  OF
WHICH IS INTENDED FOR THE PERSONAL, FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES OF SUCH
CONSUMER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11404-06-6

assembly Bill A8197

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the financing and construction of capital facilities for a certain not-for-profit corporation

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 11, 2015 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A8197 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1676 & 1680, Pub Auth L

A8197 - Summary

Provides for the financing and construction of capital facilities for a certain not-for-profit corporation.

A8197 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8197

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing for
  the financing and construction of capital  facilities  for  a  certain
  not-for-profit corporation

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision  2  of  section  1676  of  the
public authorities law is amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph
to read as follows:
  BUFFALO  CAR  SHARE  OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK, FOR THE FINANCING, ACQUISI-
TION, CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT, IMPROVEMENT, EXPANSION AND/OR EQUIPPING
OF A FACILITY OR FACILITIES AND NECESSARY ANCILLARY AND RELATED  FACILI-
TIES.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1 of section 1680 of the public authorities law is
amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
  BUFFALO CAR SHARE OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK, FOR  THE  FINANCING,  ACQUISI-
TION, CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT, IMPROVEMENT, EXPANSION AND/OR EQUIPPING
OF  A FACILITY OR FACILITIES AND NECESSARY ANCILLARY AND RELATED FACILI-
TIES.
  S 3. Any contracts entered into by the dormitory authority pursuant to
this act shall be deemed state contracts within the meaning of that term
as set forth in article 15-A of the executive  law,  and  the  authority
shall  be  deemed, for the purposes of this act, a contracting agency as
that term is used in such article.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11583-01-5

assembly Bill A8194

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing an emergency repair program

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jun 11, 2015 referred to judiciary

A8194 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §235-h, RPT L

A8194 - Summary

Relates to establishing an emergency repair program.

A8194 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8194

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to  amend the real property law, in relation to establishing an
  emergency repair program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
235-h to read as follows:
  S 235-H. EMERGENCY REPAIR PROGRAM. 1. EVERY MUNICIPALITY SHALL SET  UP
A  PROGRAM  THAT  REPAIRS EMERGENCY VIOLATIONS OF HABITABILITY FOR RESI-
DENTS IN A TIMELY MANNER AND BILLS THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY  FOR  SUCH
REPAIRS.  EMERGENCY VIOLATIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO STRUCTURAL
STABILITY   OF   BUILDINGS,  ACCESSIBILITY  OF  BUILDINGS,  MOLD  AND/OR
LEAD-BASED PAINT ISSUES.
  2. THE MUNICIPALITY MAY BILL THE PROPERTY OWNER FOR THE  COST  OF  THE
EMERGENCY  REPAIR  PLUS  RELATED  FEES  AND/OR FOR THE COST OF SENDING A
CONTRACTOR TO ATTEMPT TO MAKE REPAIRS. SUCH CHARGES WILL APPEAR  ON  THE
PROPERTY  TAX  BILL.  IF  THE OWNER FAILS TO PAY, THE MUNICIPALITY SHALL
FILE A TAX LIEN AGAINST SUCH OWNER. THE TAX LIEN WILL BEAR INTEREST  AND
MAY BE SOLD AND/OR FORECLOSED TO COLLECT THE AMOUNT OWED.
  3.  PROPERTY OWNERS CAN AVOID EMERGENCY REPAIR AND SERVICE CHARGES AND
REMOVE THE VIOLATION OR VIOLATIONS FROM MUNICIPALITY RECORDS AT NO  COST
BY  CORRECTING  THE VIOLATION OR EMERGENCY CONDITION AND CERTIFYING SUCH
CORRECTION TO THE MUNICIPALITY NO LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS FROM NOTICE  OF
SUCH VIOLATION OR COMPLYING WITH A VIOLATION OR ORDER AS DIRECTED BY THE
ISSUING  MUNICIPALITY.  PROPERTY OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE MUNICIPALITY FOR
A LIST OF CONTRACTORS.
  4. PROPERTY OWNERS MAY PROTEST AN EMERGENCY REPAIR CHARGE  BY  SUBMIT-
TING  THEIR  PROTEST IN WRITING AND DELIVERING IT TO THE MUNICIPALITY ON
OR BEFORE THE PAYMENT DUE DATE LISTED ON THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT.  SUCH
OWNER  MAY REQUEST AN INVOICE THAT SUPPORTS THE MUNICIPALITY'S EMERGENCY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11358-02-5