Small claims court; increases ceiling of jurisdictional amount thereof. (SB651)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courts not of record; jurisdiction of small claims court.  Increases from $5,000 to $10,000 the ceiling of the jurisdictional amount of a small claims court. The maximum amount that may be claimed in small claims court shall be adjusted July 1, 2015, and on July 1 every five years thereafter, in an amount equal to the cumulative annual increases for that five-year period in the United States Average Consumer Price Index for all items, all urban consumers (CPI-U), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read the Bill »


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01/20/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103949D
01/20/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/26/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB651)
02/15/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB651E
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Printed as engrossed 10103949D-E
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB651E)
03/14/2010Left in Courts of Justice