senate Bill S4356

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits a skier from skiing in any area unless he or she is wearing a protective helmet; applicable to skiers under fourteen years of age

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2011 1st report cal.422
Apr 12, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 31, 2011 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 18, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

S4356
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 2, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S4356
30
0
committee
30
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 12, 2011 - Judiciary committee Vote

S4356
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4356 - Details

Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§18-105 & 18-103, add §18-106-a, Gen Ob L

S4356 - Summary

Relates to the duties of skiers and ski area operators regarding the use of helmets; requires skiers under age 14 to wear helmets; requires ski area operators to maintain an adequate supply of helmets for sale and rental; requires operators to post signs.

S4356 - Sponsor Memo

S4356 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4356

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LITTLE,  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY, FUSCHILLO, SEWARD,
  VALESKY, YOUNG -- 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 the duties
  of skiers and ski area operators

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  13  and 14 of section 18-105 of the general
obligations law, as added by chapter  711  of  the  laws  of  1988,  are
amended and a new subdivision 15 is added to read as follows:
  13.  To  report  any  personal  injury to the ski area operator before
leaving the ski area; [and]
  14. Not  to  willfully  remove,  deface,  alter  or  otherwise  damage
signage,  warning  devices or implements, or other safety devices placed
and maintained by the ski area operator pursuant to the requirements  of
section 18-103 of this article[.]; AND
  15. ALL SKIERS, UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, SHALL HAVE THE ADDITIONAL
RESPONSIBILITY  TO  WEAR  A  HELMET  SUITABLE  FOR USE WHILE SKIING. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION WEARING OF A HELMET MEANS A HELMET OF  GOOD
FIT  FASTENED  SECURELY  TO  THE HEAD OF THE WEARER WITH STRAPS SECURELY
FASTENED.
  S 2. The general obligations law is amended by adding  a  new  section
18-106-a to read as follows:
  S  18-106-A. ENFORCEMENT OF SKI HELMET REQUIREMENTS. 1. ANY PERSON WHO
VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FIFTEEN OF SECTION 18-105 OF THIS
ARTICLE SHALL PAY A CIVIL FINE NOT TO  EXCEED  FIFTY  DOLLARS.  A  COURT
SHALL  WAIVE SUCH FINE IF SUCH PERSON SUPPLIES THE COURT WITH PROOF THAT
BETWEEN THE DATE OF THE VIOLATION  AND  THE  APPEARANCE  DATE  FOR  SUCH
VIOLATION SUCH PERSON PURCHASED OR RENTED A HELMET.
  2. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE
PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION FIFTEEN OF SECTION 18-105 OF THIS ARTICLE. A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03586-04-1

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