New York Abandoned Property Law
Publication of Notice of Abandoned Property
1. Every such corporation shall cause to be published, on or before the first day of September in each year, a notice entitled: “NOTICE OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY (name of corporation).” 2. Such notice shall be published once in two newspapers published in the county where such deposits, payments or payments to be refunded were made. If there is only one newspaper published in any such county, such notice shall be published in such newspaper. If there are no newspapers published in such county, then such publication shall be in a newspaper published in an adjacent county. Such publication shall be in a newspaper printed in the English language and any other newspaper that will substantially serve to inform the public of such abandoned property. The comptroller shall promulgate rules to determine when it is appropriate to designate an additional publication.
3. Such notice shall be approved as to form by the state comptroller and shall state:
(a) that a report of unclaimed amounts of money or other property held or owing by it has been made to the state comptroller and that a list of the names of the person or persons appearing from the records of such corporation to be entitled thereto is on file and open to public inspection at its principal office or place of business in any city, village or county where any such abandoned property is payable;
(b) that such deposits, payments and refunds, together with interest due thereon and less lawful deductions, will be paid by it on or before the succeeding thirtieth day of September to persons establishing to its satisfaction their right to receive the same; and
(c) that in the succeeding month of October, and on or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed deposits, payments and refunds, together with interest due thereon and less lawful deductions, still remaining will be paid to the state comptroller and that it shall thereupon cease to be liable therefor.
4. Such corporation shall file with the state comptroller on or before the tenth day of September in each year proof by affidavit of such publication.