senate Bill S2903C

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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May 21, 2012 returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 15, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 2903c
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
May 15, 2012 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 07, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 30, 2012 1st report cal.138
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 16, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2011 amended on third reading 2903b
Mar 10, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2011 2nd report cal.
amended 2903a
Mar 08, 2011 1st report cal.182
Feb 03, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 30, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S2903B
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 8, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S2903
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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C (Active)
Original
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C (Active)

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S2903 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4614C
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §49-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2504, A5510

S2903 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S2903

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the navigation law, in relation to requiring certain persons
to obtain a boating safety certificate 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 -- Amends section 49-a of the Navigation Law. Requires that
anyone convicted of an alcohol-related boating offense contained in
subdivisions two, three, or four of this section must obtain a
boating safety certificate before operating a vessel.

Section 2 -- Amends subdivision 9 of 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 3 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Recent boating tragedies on Skaneateles Lake, Oneida Lake, and the
July 2006 BWI death of Syracuse-resident Tiffany Heitkamp should
demonstrate 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.

This bill requires that anyone convicted of an alcohol-related boating
offense obtain a boating safety certificate before operating a
vessel. 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 will work to make sure that only responsible
boaters can operate vessels on New York's many wonderful bodies of
water.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

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

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  2903

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, JOHNSON, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in  relation  to  requiring  certain
  persons  to  obtain  a  boating  safety certificate 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-a of the navigation law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A. A PERSON WHO VIOLATES ANY  OF  THE  PROVISIONS  CONTAINED  WITHIN
SUBDIVISION TWO, THREE OR FOUR OF THIS SECTION SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO
SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY
THE COMMISSIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS OR THE UNITED STATES
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PRIOR TO BEING ELIGIBLE TO OPERATE A VESSEL.
  S 2. Subdivision 9 of section 49-b of the navigation law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  A  PERSON  WHO IS SUBJECT TO A SUSPENSION OF OPERATING PRIVILEGES
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO  SUCCESSFULLY
OBTAIN  A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS OR  THE  UNITED  STATES  COAST
GUARD AUXILIARY PRIOR TO BEING ELIGIBLE TO OPERATE A VESSEL.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03769-01-1

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S2903A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4614C
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §49-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2504, A5510

S2903A - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S2903A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the navigation law, in relation to requiring certain persons
to obtain a boating safety certificate 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 -- Amends section 49-a of the Navigation Law. Requires that
anyone convicted of an alcohol-related boating offense contained in
subdivisions two or four of this section must obtain a boating safety
certificate before operating a vessel.

Section 2 -- Amends subdivision 9 of 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.r

Section 3 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Recent boating tragedies on Skaneateles Lake, Oneida Lake, and the
July 2006 BWI death of Syracuse-resident Tiffany Heitkamp should
demonstrate 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.

This bill requires that anyone convicted of an alcohol-related boating
offense obtain a boating safety certificate before operating a
vessel. 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 will work to make sure that only responsible
boaters can operate vessels on New York's many wonderful bodies of
water.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

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

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 2903--A
    Cal. No. 182

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, 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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the navigation law, in relation to requiring certain
  persons to obtain a boating  safety  certificate  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-a of the navigation law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A.  A  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES  ANY OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED WITHIN
SUBDIVISION TWO OR FOUR OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO
SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY
THE COMMISSIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS OR THE UNITED STATES
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PRIOR TO BEING ELIGIBLE TO OPERATE A VESSEL.
  S 2. Subdivision 9 of section 49-b of the navigation law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  A  PERSON  WHO IS SUBJECT TO A SUSPENSION OF OPERATING PRIVILEGES
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  ALSO  BE  REQUIRED  TO  SUCCESSFULLY
OBTAIN  A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS OR  THE  UNITED  STATES  COAST
GUARD AUXILIARY PRIOR TO BEING ELIGIBLE TO OPERATE A VESSEL.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03769-02-1

Co-Sponsors

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S2903B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4614C
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §49-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2504, A5510

S2903B - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S2903B

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the navigation law, in relation to requiring certain persons
to obtain a boating safety certificate 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 -- Amends subdivision 9 of 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.6658-A/A.10074-A of 2008 (Passed Senate)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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

                                 2903--B
    Cal. No. 182

                       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

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in  relation  to  requiring  certain
  persons  to  obtain  a  boating  safety certificate 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.    Subdivision  9 of section 49-b of the navigation law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D) A PERSON WHO IS SUBJECT TO A SUSPENSION  OF  OPERATING  PRIVILEGES
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  ALSO BE REQUIRED TO SUCCESSFULLY
OBTAIN A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY THE  COMMIS-
SIONER,  THE  UNITED  STATES  POWER SQUADRONS OR THE UNITED STATES COAST
GUARD AUXILIARY PRIOR TO BEING ELIGIBLE TO OPERATE A VESSEL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03769-04-1

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S2903C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4614C
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §49-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2504, A5510

S2903C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

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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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