senate Bill S7288

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of rowboats, canoes and kayaks

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  • Introduced
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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1109
May 02, 2012 referred to transportation


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S7288 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง40, Nav L

S7288 - Summary

Relates to the operation of rowboats, canoes and kayaks.

S7288 - Sponsor Memo

S7288 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 7288                                                 A. 10073

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

                               May 2, 2012

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-

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

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in  relation  to  the  operation  of
  rowboats, canoes and kayaks


  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraphs (c), (d)  and  (e)  of
subdivision 1 of section 40 of the navigation law, the opening paragraph
as  amended by chapter 163 of the laws of 1991, paragraph (c) as amended
by chapter 74 of the laws of 1998, paragraph (d) as amended  by  chapter
484 of the laws of 2005 and paragraph (e) as added by chapter 115 of the
laws  of  2009,  are amended and a new paragraph (f) is added to read as
  Equipment required herein shall be carried on every vessel  except  as
otherwise provided, while underway, or at anchor with any person aboard,
while  on the navigable waters of the state and any tidewaters bordering
on or lying within the boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties. Should
the federal government adopt  vessel  equipment  requirements  different
from  those contained in this section, the commissioner shall be author-
ized to adopt rules and regulations [superceding] SUPERSEDING the vessel
equipment requirements of  this  section  to  achieve  consistency  with
federal  standards, and shall submit such proposed rules and regulations
to the secretary of state in accordance with  the  state  administrative
procedure  act  within  thirty days of the adoption of federal equipment
requirements or submit a statement as to why such conforming changes are
not being proposed.
  (c) Every operator or person  in  charge  or  control  of  a  pleasure
vessel,  rowboat  [or], canoe[,] OR KAYAK as described in paragraphs (a)
and (b) of this subdivision, shall be responsible  for  compliance  with
the provisions of this subdivision.

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


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