senate Bill S2903C
(R, C, IP) 50th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Requires anyone convicted of a watercraft-related alcohol-related offense to complete a boating safety course.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the navigation law, in relation to requiring certain persons
to complete a boating safety course prior to operating water craft
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.
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
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
S.2504/A.5510 of 2009-10; S.6658A/A.10074A of 2008 (Passed Senate)
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
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
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