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Committee: Civil Courts

Comments on Proposed Reforms Relating to Consumer Credit Cases (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consumer Credit Cases

Comments on proposed amendment to adopt the use of forms for default applications in consumer debt cases (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consumer Debt

Comments on proposed rule making by the New York State Department of Financial Services regarding debt collection (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Report on A.597 which would amend the Budget Planning Law to permit entities other than Type B not-for-profit corporations to offer debt management services and allow such entities to conduct business in New York, subject to licensure, fee limitations, consumer disclosures, and additional conditions. (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Services

Report on A.455-A/S.219-A which would amend the General Business Law by requiring the licensing of debt collection agencies and amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules regarding pleading requirements (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Agencies

Comments on the Governor’s Economic Development Budget proposal amending the Banking Law to permit all types of nonprofit corporations to become licensed budget planners (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Budget Planners, Licensing of

Report on A.1113-A/S.3999-A (the Short-Term Financial Services Loan Act) which would allow check cashers to make small, short-term loans (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Check Cashing

Proposed Amendment of New York’s Code of Judicial Conduct (22 NYCRR §100.3(B)(12)), relating to a Judge’s Role in Facilitating the Ability of Unrepresented Litigants to have their Matters Fairly Heard (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Unrepresented Litigants

Profiteering From Financial Distress: An Examination Of The Debt Settlement Industry (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Services

Testimony before the Department of Consumer Affairs on proposed amendments to the rules regarding the licensing of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on A.491 which concerns the rules regarding the regulation of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on S.2493 which would expand the definition of budget planning in include debt management and debt settlement and regulate the activities of budget planners (Reissued March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Companies

Report on the Short-Term Financial Services Loan Act (A.7047/S.3841) which would allow check cashing establishments to make loans of between $300 and $2,000 to consumers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Short-Term Loans

Testimony before the Department of Consumer Affairs on proposed amendments to process service rules regarding the requirement that process servers utilize a global positioning system (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Testimony on the Department of Consumer Affairs' proposed amendments to rules regarding the licensing of process servers (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs on Debt Settlement Companies (November 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Settlement Companies

Testimony before the New York City Council in support of Intro. 0660-2007, which amends the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to buyers of consumer debt (February 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Buyers

Letter Regarding A.11398/S.1745-A Which Calls For an Increase in the Number of Judges in the New York City Civil Court (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Court Judges

Report on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.2678/S.2454 (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Report on A.6640/S.6649 amending the CPLR in relation to the validity of service of process (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Out of Service: A Call to Fix the Broken Process Service Industry (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Letter to OCA commenting on the Advisory Committee on Civil Practice's proposed Rule 216.2 which addresses privacy concerns in the filing of papers in civil proceedings (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consumer Debt

Testimony before the New York City Council regarding Intro. 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on New York City Council Intro 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Amicus Brief: Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. King (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consumer Debt

Report on Int. No. 1037-A which would amend NYC Administrative Code with regard to process servers (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Process Servers

Report on legislation requiring that debt collection agencies be licensed by the state (Reissued March 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Testimony on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.7558/S.4398 (May 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Collection Practices

Report in support of Intro. 0660-2007 which amends the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to buyers of consumer debt (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Debt Buyers