A02505 Summary:

BILL NOA02505
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00997
 
SPONSORWeinstein (MS)
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Seawright, Englebright, Gottfried, Zebrowski, Taylor, McMahon
 
MLTSPNSRSimon
 
Amd 501, add 514, CPLR
 
Prohibits contracts for the purchase or lease of consumer goods from restricting venue in an action relating to such contract.
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A02505 Actions:

BILL NOA02505
 
01/19/2021referred to judiciary
01/26/2021reported referred to codes
02/09/2021reported
02/11/2021advanced to third reading cal.104
05/25/2021passed assembly
05/25/2021delivered to senate
05/25/2021REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
06/10/2021SUBSTITUTED FOR S997
06/10/20213RD READING CAL.838
06/10/2021PASSED SENATE
06/10/2021RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
10/22/2021delivered to governor
11/03/2021signed chap.556
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A02505 Committee Votes:

JUDICIARY Chair:Lavine DATE:01/26/2021AYE/NAY:15/6 Action: Favorable refer to committee Codes
LavineAyeMontesanoNay
ZebrowskiAyeNorrisNay
WeprinAyeWalshNay
BraunsteinAyeByrnesNay
QuartAyeBrownNay
SteckAyeTannousisNay
SeawrightAye
JoynerAye
AbinantiAye
WallaceAye
WalkerAye
CruzAye
McMahonAye
MitaynesAye
RajkumarAye

CODES Chair:Dinowitz DATE:02/09/2021AYE/NAY:21/0 Action: Favorable
DinowitzAyeMorinelloAye
PretlowAyeGiglioAye
CookAyeMontesanoAye
CymbrowitzAyeReillyAye
O'DonnellAyeMikulinAye
LavineAyeTannousisAye
PerryAye
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
HevesiExcused
FahyAye
SeawrightAye
RosenthalAye
WalkerAye
VanelAye
CruzAye

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A02505 Floor Votes:

DATE:05/25/2021Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 107/40
AbbateYClarkYFrontusYLalorNOPaulinYSillittiY
AbinantiYColtonYGalefYLavineYPeoples-StokesYSimonY
AndersonYConradYGallagherYLawlerNOPerryYSimpsonNO
AngelinoNOCookYGallahanNOLemondesNOPheffer AmatoYSmithNO
AshbyNOCruzYGandolfoNOLunsfordYPichardoYSmullenNO
AubryYCusickYGiglio JAYLupardoYPretlowYSolagesY
BarclayNOCymbrowitzYGiglio JMNOMagnarelliYQuartYSteckY
BarnwellYDarlingYGlickYMamdaniYRaNOSternY
BarrettYDavilaYGonzalez-RojasYManktelowNORajkumarYStirpeY
BarronYDe La RosaYGoodellNOMcDonaldYRamosYTagueNO
BenedettoYDeStefanoNOGottfriedYMcDonoughNOReillyNOTannousisNO
BichotteYDickensYGriffinYMcMahonYReyesYTaylorY
BlankenbushNODilanYGuntherYMeeksYRichardsonYThieleY
BrabenecNODinowitzYHawleyNOMikulinNORivera J YVanelY
BraunsteinYDiPietroNOHevesiYMiller B NORivera JDYWalczykNO
BronsonYDursoNOHunterYMiller MLNORodriguezYWalkerY
BrownNOEichensteinYHyndmanYMitaynesYRosenthal D YWallaceY
BurdickYEnglebrightYJacksonYMontesanoYRosenthal L YWalshNO
BurgosYEpsteinYJacobsonYMorinelloYRozicYWeinsteinY
BurkeYFahyYJean-PierreYNiouYSalkaNOWeprinY
ButtenschonYFallYJensenNONolanERSantabarbaraYWilliamsY
ByrneNOFernandezYJonesYNorrisNOSayeghYWoernerY
ByrnesNOFitzpatrickNOJoynerYO'DonnellYSchmittNOZebrowskiY
CahillYForrestERKellesYOtisYSeawrightYZinermanY
CarrollYFriendNOKimYPalmesanoNOSeptimoERMr. SpeakerY

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A02505 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2505
 
SPONSOR: Weinstein (MS)
  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.   JUSTIFICATION: All too often, consumers who seek judicial or arbitral relief concerning contracts involving consumer goods are limited by contractual boilerp- late which purports to set venue in far flung locations which are incon- venient or impossible for consumers to attend. E.g. Karlsberg v. Hunter Mtn. Ski Bowl, Inc., 131 AD 3d 1121 (2nd Dept 2015). While parties to arms-length transactions should be free to fashion venue requirements to their satisfaction, the inequities involved in consumer transactions warrant a legislative determination that boilerplate clauses which create hardship to consumers should not be enforced.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A.5607/S.429 - A.Cal/S.Judi 2018: A.1328/S.1533 - A.Cal/S.Judi 2017: A.1328/S.1533 - A.Codes/S. Judi 2016: A.9995/S.7954 - PA/S. Judi   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: 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.
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A02505 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2505
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEINSTEIN, DINOWITZ, SEAWRIGHT, ENGLEBRIGHT,
          GOTTFRIED, ZEBROWSKI, TAYLOR -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  SIMON
          -- read once and referred 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:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 501 of the civil practice law and rules, as amended
     2  by chapter 532 of the laws of 1963, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  501. Contractual provisions fixing venue. Subject to the provisions
     4  of subdivision two of section [510] five hundred ten  and  section  five
     5  hundred  fourteen  of  this  article,  written agreement fixing place of
     6  trial, made before an action is commenced,  shall  be  enforced  upon  a
     7  motion for change of place of trial.
     8    §  2.  The  civil  practice  law  and rules is amended by adding a new
     9  section 514 to read as follows:
    10    § 514. Actions relating to consumer goods. 1. For the purposes of this
    11  section, "consumer goods" shall mean goods, wares, paid  merchandise  or
    12  services  purchased or paid for by a consumer, the intended use or bene-
    13  fit of which is intended for the personal, family or household  purposes
    14  of such consumer.
    15    2. In any contract involving the sale, lease or otherwise providing of
    16  consumer goods, any portion of the contract or any clause which purports
    17  to  designate,  restrict,  or  limit the venue in which a claim shall be
    18  adjudicated or arbitrated shall be deemed void as against public policy.
    19  Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the  validity  of  any
    20  other aspect of a contract.
    21    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    22  have become a law, and  shall  apply  to  all  actions  and  arbitration
    23  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.
                                                                   LBD00006-01-1
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A02505 LFIN:

 NO LFIN
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A02505 Chamber Video/Transcript:

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