Bill Text: NY S01832 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Raises the civil jurisdictional limits to $10,000 for small claims.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-02-11 - referred to judiciary [S01832 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01832-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1832
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 16, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN  ACT to amend the New York city civil court act, the uniform district
          court act, the uniform city court act, and the uniform  justice  court
          act, in relation to civil jurisdictional limits
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1801 of the New  York  city  civil  court  act,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  65  of  the  laws  of  2010, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    § 1801. Small claims defined. The term "small claim" or "small claims"
     5  as used in this act shall mean and include any cause of action for money
     6  only not in excess of [five] ten thousand dollars exclusive of  interest
     7  and  costs,  or  any  action  commenced by a party aggrieved by an arbi-
     8  tration award rendered pursuant to part 137 of the rules  of  the  chief
     9  administrator  of  the courts (22 NYCRR Part 137) in which the amount in
    10  dispute does not exceed [five] ten thousand dollars, provided  that  the
    11  defendant  either resides, or has an office for the transaction of busi-
    12  ness or a regular employment, within the city of New York.
    13    § 2. Section 1801 of the uniform district court  act,  as  amended  by
    14  chapter 65 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
    15  § 1801. Small claims defined.
    16    The  term  "small  claim"  or "small claims" as used in this act shall
    17  mean and include any cause of action for money only  not  in  excess  of
    18  [five]  ten  thousand  dollars  exclusive  of interest and costs, or any
    19  action commenced by a party aggrieved by an arbitration  award  rendered
    20  pursuant  to  part  one  hundred  thirty-seven of the rules of the chief
    21  administrator of the courts (22 NYCRR Part 137) in which the  amount  in
    22  dispute  does  not exceed [five] ten thousand dollars, provided that the
    23  defendant either resides, or has an office for the transaction of  busi-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  ness  or  a  regular  employment,  within a district of the court in the
     2  county.
     3    § 3. Section 1801 of the uniform city court act, as amended by chapter
     4  65 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     5  § 1801. Small claims defined.
     6    The  term  "small  claim"  or "small claims" as used in this act shall
     7  mean and include any cause of action for money only  not  in  excess  of
     8  [five]  ten  thousand  dollars  exclusive  of interest and costs, or any
     9  action commenced by a party aggrieved by an arbitration  award  rendered
    10  pursuant  to  part  137  of  the rules of the chief administrator of the
    11  courts (22 NYCRR Part 137) in which  the  amount  in  dispute  does  not
    12  exceed [$5,000,] ten thousand dollars provided that the defendant either
    13  resides,  or  has an office for the transaction of business or a regular
    14  employment, within the county.
    15    § 4. Section 1801 of the uniform justice  court  act,  as  amended  by
    16  chapter 76 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
    17  § 1801. Small claims defined.
    18    The  term  "small  claim"  or "small claims" as used in this act shall
    19  mean and include any cause of action for money only  not  in  excess  of
    20  [three]  ten  thousand dollars exclusive of interest and costs, provided
    21  that the defendant either resides, or has an office for the  transaction
    22  of  business  or a regular employment, within the municipality where the
    23  court is located. However, where a judge of the county  court,  pursuant
    24  to  subdivision  (g)  of  section three hundred twenty-five of the civil
    25  practice law and rules, transfers a small claim from the town or village
    26  court having jurisdiction over the matter to  another  town  or  village
    27  court within the same county, the court to which it is transferred shall
    28  have jurisdiction to determine the claim.
    29    §  5. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    30  ing the date on which it shall have become a  law  and  shall  apply  to
    31  actions or proceedings filed on or after such date.
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