senate Bill S2903C

Requires anyone convicted of a watercraft-related alcohol-related offense to complete a boating safety course

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  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.182
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • AMENDED 2903A
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2903B
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.138
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 2903C
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY

Summary

Requires anyone convicted of a watercraft-related alcohol-related offense to complete a boating safety course.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4614C
Versions:
S2903
S2903A
S2903B
S2903C
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง49-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2504, A5510
2007-2008: A10074A

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BILL NUMBER:S2903C

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the navigation law, in relation to requiring certain persons
to complete a boating safety course prior to operating water craft

PURPOSE:

To prevent alcohol-related boating offenders from operating a vessel
without first obtaining a boating safety certificate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 -- Adds a new subdivision 9 to section 49-b of the Navigation
Law. Requires that anyone under 21 who is convicted of an
alcohol-related boating offense obtain a boating safety certificate
before operating a vessel.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Boating tragedies on Skaneateles Lake, Oneida Lake, and the July 2006
BWI death of Syracuse-resident Tiffany Heitkamp have demonstrated to
everyone that more stringent boating laws are needed in New York
State. This legislation attempts to move New York State's statutes in
the right direction by making boating safety a priority for New York
State's government.

Every summer, millions of New Yorkers enjoy New York's wonderful
lakes, rivers and canals.
They deserve to know that New York State government is doing all it
can to ensure that their aquatic recreational experience is enjoyable
and -- more importantly -- safe. This bill would address that issue
by requiring that anyone under 21 convicted of an alcohol-related
boating offense obtain a boating safety certificate before operating
a vessel.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.2504/A.5510 of 2009-10; S.6658A/A.10074A of 2008 (Passed Senate)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law and shall apply to violations committed on or after
such date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2903--C
    Cal. No. 138

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  AVELLA,  GRIFFO,  JOHNSON,  LARKIN,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Transportation -- reported favorably
  from said committee, ordered to first report, amended on first report,
  ordered to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place
  in  the  order of second report -- ordered to a third reading, amended
  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third read-
  ing -- recommitted to the Committee on  Transportation  in  accordance
  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,
  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in  relation  to  requiring  certain
  persons  to  complete a boating safety course prior to operating water
  craft

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 49-b of the navigation law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12. BOATING SAFETY COURSE. WHERE A PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE OPER-
ATED A VESSEL AFTER HAVING CONSUMED ALCOHOL IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION
THE HEARING OFFICER SHALL, IN ADDITION TO ANY  OTHER  PENALTIES  INVOKED
UNDER  THIS  SECTION,  REQUIRE  SUCH PERSON TO COMPLETE A BOATING SAFETY
COURSE OF THE STATE, U.S. POWER SQUADRONS OR U.S. COAST GUARD  AUXILIARY
AND  SHOW  PROOF  OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF SUCH COURSE TO THE HEARING
OFFICER OR TO THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law and shall apply to violations committed on or after
such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03769-06-2

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