senate Bill S797

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the superintendent of insurance to study the feasibility of developing and implementing a liability reform plan for recreational land use

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to insurance


S797 - Details

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Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3823A, A6681

S797 - Summary

Directs the superintendent of insurance to study the feasibility of developing and implementing a liability reform plan to protect private landowners who permit public recreational uses of their land.

S797 - Sponsor Memo

S797 - 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


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens. YOUNG, BONACIC, JOHNSON, RANZENHOFER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Insurance

AN ACT to direct the superintendent of insurance to study the  feasibil-
  ity of developing and implementing a liability reform plan for private
  landowners who provide public access to their lands for various recre-
  ational  activities;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions
  upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  Private land owners are potentially
exposed to extensive civil liabilities for providing  public  access  to
their lands for recreational opportunities. Therefore, it is increasing-
ly  difficult  to  negotiate  recreational  opportunities  that traverse
private land. However, if private landowners were insulated  from  civil
liabilities  when  opening  up parts of their property for public recre-
ational activities, such activities would increase.
  S 2. The superintendent of insurance shall study  the  feasibility  of
developing  and  implementing  a  liability reform plan for private land
owners who provide the public with access to  their  lands  for  various
recreational activities including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing,
hiking,  skiing,  snow shoeing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, mountain
biking and operating all terrain vehicles. Such study shall include  any
relevant information which shall further the intent of this act.
  S  3.  A  report of the findings of such study, recommendations of the
superintendent of insurance and any proposed  legislation  necessary  to
implement  such findings shall be filed with the governor, the temporary
president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority lead-
er of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly within one year
after the effective date of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed one year after such date.


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