Bill Text: NY S01951 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the office of court administration to promulgate certain housing court documents in the seven most common languages in the city of New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-27 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S01951 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01951-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1951
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 18, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- 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,  in  relation  to
          requiring  the  office  of  court administration to promulgate certain
          housing court documents provided to parties in their native language
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 110 of the New York city civil court act is amended
     2  by adding a new subdivision (q) to read as follows:
     3    (q)  (1) The office of court administration shall by rule promulgate a
     4  Spanish version of the Notice of Petition that shall  include  a  desig-
     5  nated  telephone number which will provide information to the respondent
     6  in Spanish on the court process for eviction, and the Notice of Petition
     7  shall be required to be served together with an English version  in  all
     8  proceedings commenced under section seven hundred thirty-two of the real
     9  property actions and proceedings law.
    10    (2)  The  office  of  court  administration shall by rule promulgate a
    11  notice to be annexed to all Notices of Petitions subject to  proceedings
    12  commenced  under  section  seven hundred thirty-two of the real property
    13  actions and proceedings law, which shall state, in the six  most  common
    14  languages  in  the  city of New York, after Spanish, that the respondent
    15  may obtain a copy of the Notice of  Petition  form  in  those  six  most
    16  common languages on the internet website of the office of court adminis-
    17  tration which shall be provided on this notice for this purpose, and may
    18  call  a  designated  telephone  number, listed on the notice, which will
    19  provide information on the court  process  for  eviction  in  those  six
    20  languages.
    21    (3)  The  office of court administration shall by rule revise the text
    22  of the postcard  currently  required  to  be  filed  by  petitioners  in
    23  proceedings  subject  to  article seven of the real property actions and
    24  proceedings law to include notice in the seven most common languages  in
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00171-01-9

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     1  the  city  of  New York, that the respondent may call a designated tele-
     2  phone number, listed on the postcard, for more information on the  court
     3  process for eviction.
     4    (4) The office of court administration shall promulgate notices in the
     5  seven most common languages in the city of New York to be distributed to
     6  litigants  in  the  housing part of the civil court advising them of the
     7  right to have all court proceedings and any agreements settling the case
     8  interpreted to them orally in their native language.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    10  it shall have become a law.
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