New York Abandoned Property Law

Sec. § 1300
Unclaimed Surplus From Sale of Pledged Property


Any unclaimed moneys arising from the sale of any personal property which shall have been pledged or mortgaged as security for the loan of money with a corporation, except a banking organization or a licensed lender, heretofore or hereafter organized by or pursuant to a special statute for the purpose of, and principally engaged in, giving aid to individuals by loans of money at interest upon the pledge or mortgage of personal property, and which has subjected itself to special provisions of the banking law, after deducting the amount of the loan, the interest then due on the same and any other lawful charges, which shall have remained in its possession for three years from the date of such sale, shall be deemed abandoned property.


Any such abandoned property held or owing by a corporation to which the right to receive the same is established to the satisfaction of such corporation shall cease to be deemed abandoned.


On or before the first day of June in each year every such corporation shall report and pay over to the state comptroller all abandoned property specified in subdivision one, which is in its possession and which shall have become abandoned prior to the preceding first day of January.

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