New York state lawmakers are moving closer to repealing a provision of state law that prohibits attorneys from serving legal documents via postal mail sent from outside the state.And what will this legislation do for New Yorkers?:
The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved the measure, which was first proposed last year by state court administrators, meaning it is now eligible to be voted on by the Senate. The state Assembly passed the bill in February.
Allowing service by mail from outside the state will remove an artificial barrier to service and encourage litigation to be brought in New York, court administrators have said.Just what we need, more litigation! And who do we have to thank for this new business? Why, our old friend Senator Bonacic:
A spokesman for Senator John Bonacic, who sponsored the proposal, said he was "unaware of any objection to the bill" and optimistic about its chances of passing the Senate in the remaining six weeks of this year's session.More litigation means more lawyers. And collections is certainly a growth industry these days, so why not jump on the bandwagon? The senator has always said he wants to create jobs.