senate Bill S4420

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring people to wear personal flotation devices while on certain vessels

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
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S4420 - Details

Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §40, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S4420 - Summary

Relates to requiring people to wear personal flotation devices while on certain vessels.

S4420 - Sponsor Memo

S4420 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2011

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to the use  of  personal
  flotation devices


  Section 1.  Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 40 of the  navi-
gation law, as amended by chapter 484 of the laws of 2005, is amended to
read as follows:
  (d)  No person shall operate a pleasure vessel of Class A, one, two or
three as classified and defined in subdivision  one  of  section  forty-
three  of  this article or a rowboat, canoe or kayak nor shall the owner
of such vessel while on board such vessel knowingly  permit  its  opera-
tion,  unless  each  person  on such vessel [under the age of twelve] is
wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved  wearable
personal  flotation  device  of  an appropriate size when said vessel is
underway. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any person
on such vessel [under the age of twelve] who is within a fully  enclosed
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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


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