senate Bill S5485

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to the liability of landowners who permit recreational uses of their land

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to judiciary
May 11, 2009 referred to judiciary

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S5485 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8258
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-103, Gen Ob L

S5485 - Summary

Amends provisions relating to the liability of landowners who permit recreational uses of their land; provides that landowners owe no duty to keep premises safe for entry, passage or other recreational uses or to give warning of any hazardous condition, structure or activity on such premises to persons entering for such purposes.

S5485 - Sponsor Memo

S5485 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 5485                                                  A. 8258

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 11, 2009
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. WINNER, AUBERTINE, STACHOWSKI, VALESKY,
  YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Judiciary

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. KOON, LIFTON, BACALLES, BURLING --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to the liabil-
  ity of landowners who permit recreational uses

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 9-103 of the gener-
al obligations law, as separately amended by chapters 141 and 286 of the
laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  an owner, lessee or occupant of premises, whether or not posted as
provided in section 11-2111 of the environmental conservation law,  owes
no  duty: (1) to keep the premises safe for entry, PASSAGE OVER PREMISES
or use by others for hunting, fishing, organized gleaning as defined  in
section  seventy-one-y  of  the  agriculture  and markets law, canoeing,
boating, trapping, hiking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing,  sledding,
speleological  activities,  horseback riding, bicycle riding, hang glid-
ing, motorized vehicle operation for recreational  purposes,  snowmobile
operation,  cutting  or  gathering  of  wood for non-commercial purposes
[or], training of dogs, AND ANY OTHER RECREATIONAL USE; or (2)  to  give
warning of any hazardous condition or use of or structure or activity on
such premises to persons entering for such purposes;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02459-02-9

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