New York Abandoned Property Law

Sec. § 1418
Property for New York Residents Held by Other States


All property heretofore or hereafter reported and paid to any other state pursuant to the provisions of such other state’s unclaimed property laws shall be deemed abandoned property subject to the provisions of this chapter if the last known address of the apparent owner of such property, as it appears on the books and records of such other state, is within this state.


The state comptroller, as custodian of unclaimed funds, is hereby authorized to claim such funds from any other state on behalf of the apparent owners of such funds whose last known address is within this state, or may enter into a reciprocal agreement with another state pursuant to section fourteen hundred seventeen of this article for the payment of such funds to this state.


The attorney general shall be authorized to maintain an action in any court of appropriate jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section if so requested by the state comptroller.

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