senate Bill S794

Provides that persons participating in a fishing class or clinic sponsored by a school or university are exempt from fishing license requirements

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.13
  • 31 / Jan / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 10 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.29
  • 18 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Provides that persons participating in a fishing class or clinic sponsored by a school or university are exempt from fishing license requirements.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5973
Versions:
S794
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-0707, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A10095, S7358, A10095

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BILL NUMBER:S794

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to notice requirements in
the manufacture, assembling and sale of roller skates and skate boards

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to protect skate boarders and roller
skaters by requiring a warning instruction to be affixed by label on
the outside of the box in which the item is sold and included in the
buyer's guide or user's manual.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the General Business Law by adding a new section,
391-s. Defines roller skates and skate boards. Requires a warning
instruction to be included 1) on a label or hangtag on the outside of
the box in which the roller skates or skateboard is offered for sale
in order to be visible to the consumer and 2) within the user's guide
or instruction manual. Establishes a civil penalty of not more than
five hundred dollars for violations associated with this section.

Section 2. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation responds to the large number of injuries related to
use of skate-boards and roller skates. The United States Consumer
Product Safety commission (CPSC) warns consumers that in-line skating
can be a dangerous sport if appropriate safety gear is not used. A
majority of the injuries were related to one's wrists, arms, and
legs. Moreover, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an
estimated 17.7 million youth under the age of eighteen participate in
in-line skating, roller-skating and skate-boarding.

Over the past several years, recreational skateboarding has seen an
increase in popularity. In 1998, an estimated 5.8 million children
under the age of eighteen in the United States participated in
skate-boarding. Skate-boarding injuries account for an estimated
50,000 hospital visits each year according to the American Academy of
Pediatrics. In addition, among children and teenagers in the United
States, 1500 were hospitalized due to injuries that arose from
skateboarding. According to the CPSC, six out of every ten
skate-board injuries occur with children under the age of fifteen.
Sprains, fractures, contusions and abrasions are the most common
skateboarding injuries.

Appropriate protective gear is essential for safety when skating and
skate-boarding. Protective gear includes wrist guards, knee pads,
gloves and elbow pads have been known to prevent injuries. These
protective devices are designed to absorb the impact of a fall, avoid
gravel bums and scrapes as well as fractured and broken bones. This

legislation will significantly reduce the number of injuries if
protective gear is worn thereby decreasing the likelihood of hospital
visits and its associated medical expenses.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.123A - Amended and Recommit to Consumer Protection
2011: S.123 - Defeated in Consumer Protection
2010: S.3642 - Referred to Consumer Protection
2009: S.3642 - Reported and Committed to Codes/A.4285A -
Passed Assembly
2007-08: A.437 - Passed Assembly
2005-06: A.686B - Reported Referred to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect one year after enactment

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

                                   794

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  providing that persons participating in a non-commercial fishing class
  or  clinic sponsored by a school or university are exempt from fishing
  license requirements

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

  Section  1.  Section  11-0707 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN A NON-COMMERCIAL FISHING CLASS OR  CLINIC
SPONSORED  BY  A SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY MAY TAKE FISH AND FROGS AS IF THEY
HELD FISHING LICENSES EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY NOT TAKE BAIT FISH BY NET  OR
TRAP.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03421-01-1

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