S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 25, 2011
Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to estab-
lishing a complete bar to recovery by persons injured while committing
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new
section 1411-a to read as follows:
S 1411-A. ASSUMPTION OF RISK BY PERSONS CONVICTED OF A CRIME. IN ANY
ACTION TO RECOVER DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, WHEN SUCH INJURY OCCURRED
WHILE THE CLAIMANT WAS ENGAGED IN THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME OR IMMEDIATE
FLIGHT THEREFROM, THE CLAIMANT SHALL BE COMPLETELY BARRED FROM RECOVERY
OF ANY DAMAGES FROM THE VICTIM OR ANYONE ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE VICTIM,
IF SUCH CLAIMANT WAS CONVICTED OF SUCH CRIME.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to inju-
ries occurring on or after such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.