|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 11, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S3195
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3195 - Details
- Law Section:
- General Obligations Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 18-B §§18-301 - 18-306, Gen Ob L
S3195 - Summary
Creates the equine activity safety code; establishes liability of persons involved in equine activities; establishes limitation of liability; includes waivers… (view more) requires posting and notification of liability.
S3195 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3195 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general obligations law, in relation to creating the equine activity safety code PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand the scope of the law to provide clearer definition of assumed risks in equine activities and to require certain notices to those who partake in these activities. The bill will correct the litigious environment created by the present tort system which has raised to cost of insurance premiums to unreasonably high levels and will provide greater notice to consumers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates a new Article 18-B of the General Obligations Law called the Equine Activity Safety Code. This Article defines the scope of liability for providers of equine activities and requires that every equine professional shall post and maintain certain signs and warnings to advise the public. Section 2 provides that this act shall become effective immediately and shall apply only to causes of action commenced on or after the effective date.
S3195 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3195 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 11, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to creating the equine activity safety code THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general obligations law is amended by adding a new article 18-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 18-B EQUINE ACTIVITY SAFETY CODE SECTION 18-301. SHORT TITLE. 18-302. DEFINITIONS. 18-303. LIABILITY OF PERSONS INVOLVED IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES. 18-304. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. 18-305. WAIVER. 18-306. POSTING AND NOTIFICATION. S 18-301. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "EQUINE ACTIVITY LIABILITY ACT". S 18-302. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING WORDS OR PHRASES SHALL BE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS: 1. "EQUINE" MEANS A HORSE, PONY, MULE, DONKEY, HINNY, ZEBRA, ZEBRA HYBRID, OR ALPACA. 2. (A) "EQUINE ACTIVITY" MEANS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (I) AN EQUINE SHOW, FAIR, COMPETITION, PERFORMANCE, OR PARADE THAT INVOLVES AN EQUINE AND AN EQUINE DISCIPLINE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DRESSAGE, A HUNTER AND JUMPER SHOW, GRAND PRIX JUMPING, A THREE-DAY EVENT, COMBINED TRAINING, A RODEO, DRIVING, PULLING, CUTTING, REINING, TEAM PENNING, BARREL RACING, POLO, STEEPLE CHASING, ENGLISH OR WESTERN PERFORMANCE RIDING, ENDURANCE OR NON-ENDURANCE TRAIL RIDING, WESTERN GAMES, HUNTING, PACKING, AND RECREATIONAL RIDING; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06836-01-1
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