A02505 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               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.
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