senate Bill S6546A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that persons less than eighteen years of age wear a helmet when riding a horse

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
amended 6546a
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.550
Feb 24, 2012 referred to transportation

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S6546 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9366A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1265, V & T L; amd §396-dd, Gen Bus L

S6546 - Summary

Requires that persons less than eighteen years of age wear a helmet when riding a horse; imposes a $250 fine for any violation.

S6546 - Sponsor Memo

S6546 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6546                                                  A. 9366

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 24, 2012
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta-
  tion

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law and the general business
  law, in relation to requiring that persons less than eighteen years of
  age wear a helmet when riding a horse

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  1  and 2 of section 1265 of the vehicle and
traffic law, as added by chapter 455 of the laws of 1999, are amended to
read as follows:
  1. No person less than [fourteen] EIGHTEEN years of age shall  ride  a
horse  unless  such person is wearing a helmet meeting or exceeding ASTM
F1163 (Safety Equipment Institute certified)  Equestrian  Standard.  For
purposes  of  this  section,  "certified"  shall  mean that the helmet's
manufacturer agrees to  the  rules  and  provisions  of  a  system  that
includes  independent  testing and quality control audits, and that each
helmet manufactured by such manufacturer is permanently marked with  the
certifying  body's registered mark or logo before such helmet is sold or
offered for sale. For the purposes of this  section,  wearing  a  helmet
means having a helmet fastened securely upon the head using the manufac-
turer's fitting guidelines for the particular model used.
  2.  Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall pay a
civil fine not to exceed TWO HUNDRED fifty  dollars.  A  police  officer
shall  only  issue a summons for a violation of this section by a person
less than [fourteen] EIGHTEEN years of age to the parent or guardian  of
such  person  if  the violation by such person occurs in the presence of
such person's parent or guardian and where such parent  or  guardian  is
eighteen years of age or more. Such summons shall only be issued to such
parent  or  guardian,  and  shall  not be issued to the person less than
[fourteen] EIGHTEEN years of age.

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

Co-Sponsors

S6546A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9366A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1265, V & T L; amd §396-dd, Gen Bus L

S6546A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that persons less than eighteen years of age wear a helmet when riding a horse; imposes a $250 fine for any violation.

S6546A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6546A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6546--A                                            A. 9366--A
    Cal. No. 550

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 24, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, AVELLA -- 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

IN  ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, SWEENEY, RAIA, MONTESANO,
  LOSQUADRO, FINCH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BOYLAND,  BRENNAN,
  CALHOUN,  GOTTFRIED,  MARKEY,  McKEVITT,  P. RIVERA  --  read once and
  referred to the Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law  and  the  general  business
  law, in relation to requiring that persons less than eighteen years of
  age wear a helmet when riding a horse

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1265  of  the  vehicle  and
traffic law, as added by chapter 455 of the laws of 1999, are amended to
read as follows:
  1.  No  person less than [fourteen] EIGHTEEN years of age shall ride a
horse unless such person is wearing a helmet meeting or  exceeding  ASTM
F1163  (Safety  Equipment  Institute certified) Equestrian Standard. For
purposes of this section,  "certified"  shall  mean  that  the  helmet's
manufacturer  agrees  to  the  rules  and  provisions  of  a system that
includes independent testing and quality control audits, and  that  each
helmet  manufactured by such manufacturer is permanently marked with the
certifying body's registered mark or logo before such helmet is sold  or
offered  for  sale.  For  the purposes of this section, wearing a helmet
means having a helmet fastened securely upon the head using the manufac-
turer's fitting guidelines for the particular model used.
  2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall pay  a
civil  fine  not  to  exceed TWO HUNDRED fifty dollars. A police officer
shall only issue a summons for a violation of this section by  a  person

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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