senate Bill S2647

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 27, 2011 referred to judiciary

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S2647 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-103, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S837

S2647 - Summary

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

S2647 - Sponsor Memo

S2647 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2647

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-
  ary

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 and a new subdivision 4 is added 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;
  4. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE TERM OCCUPANT  SHALL  INCLUDE,
BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO, THOSE ORGANIZATIONS, ENTITIES, OR PERSONS WHO
INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY DEVELOP AND/OR MAINTAIN  TRAILS  AND  OTHER
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR USE BY THE PUBLIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07360-01-1

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