senate Bill S1178B

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon a host to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event of a medical emergency

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A3303 - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.532
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.78
substituted for s1178b
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a3303b
Jun 12, 2014 amended on third reading 1178b
Feb 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2014 1st report cal.78
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
amended 1178a
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1013
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 28, 2014 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1178A
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
10
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1178
12
2
committee
12
Aye
2
Nay
9
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

S1178 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3303B
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9 Title 2 §9-201, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7560A, A10113B

S1178 - Summary

Enacts the "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon a social host to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event of a medical emergency.

S1178 - Sponsor Memo

S1178 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1178

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 enacting the
  "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon  a  residential
  host  to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event
  of a medical emergency

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "Steven
Kovacs Law".
  S 2. Article 9 of the general obligations law is amended by  adding  a
new title 2 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                       SOCIAL HOST RESPONSIBILITY
SECTION 9-201. SOCIAL HOST RESPONSIBILITY.
  S  9-201.  SOCIAL  HOST  RESPONSIBILITY.  1.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "HOST" MEANS ANY PERSON HAVING CONTROL OVER A PRIVATE PREMISES.
  (B) "CONTROL" MEANS THE ACTUAL  AUTHORITY  AND  ABILITY  TO  REGULATE,
DIRECT OR DOMINATE THE PRIVATE PREMISES.
  (C) "PRIVATE PREMISES" MEANS ANY HOME, APARTMENT, CONDOMINIUM, COOPER-
ATIVE  UNIT OR OTHER DWELLING UNIT OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING YARDS AND OPEN
AREAS OVER WHICH THE HOST HAS CONTROL.
  (D) "GUEST" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS PHYSICALLY PRESENT  ON  THE  PRIVATE
PREMISES  OF  A HOST, WHICH SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO INCLUDE PERSONS TRES-
PASSING UPON THE PRIVATE PREMISES.
  2. A HOST WHO IS PRESENT AND HAS ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE THAT A GUEST ON  THE
PRIVATE  PREMISES  OVER WHICH THE HOST EXERCISES CONTROL IS SUFFERING OR
HAS SUFFERED A MEDICAL  EMERGENCY  AND  WHO  FAILS  TO  GIVE  REASONABLE
ASSISTANCE  TO  SUCH  GUEST  SHALL  BE  LIABLE  FOR DAMAGES FOR INJURIES

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

S1178A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3303B
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9 Title 2 §9-201, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7560A, A10113B

S1178A - Summary

Enacts the "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon a social host to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event of a medical emergency.

S1178A - Sponsor Memo

S1178A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1178--A
    Cal. No. 1013

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  amended on second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  and  to  be
  reprinted  as amended, retaining its place in the order of third read-
  ing

AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to enacting the
  "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon  a  residential
  host  to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event
  of a medical emergency

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "Steven
Kovacs Law".
  S 2. Article 9 of the general obligations law is amended by  adding  a
new title 2 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                       SOCIAL HOST RESPONSIBILITY
SECTION 9-201. SOCIAL HOST RESPONSIBILITY.
  S  9-201.  SOCIAL  HOST  RESPONSIBILITY.  1.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "HOST" MEANS ANY PERSON OVER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE HAVING  CONTROL
OVER A PRIVATE PREMISES.
  (B)  "CONTROL"  MEANS  THE  ACTUAL  AUTHORITY AND ABILITY TO REGULATE,
DIRECT OR DOMINATE THE PRIVATE PREMISES.
  (C) "PRIVATE PREMISES" MEANS ANY HOME, APARTMENT, CONDOMINIUM, COOPER-
ATIVE UNIT OR OTHER DWELLING UNIT OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING YARDS AND  OPEN
AREAS OVER WHICH THE HOST HAS CONTROL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05048-02-3

S1178B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3303B
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9 Title 2 §9-201, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7560A, A10113B

S1178B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon a social host to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event of a medical emergency.

S1178B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1178B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1178--B
    Cal. No. 78

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  amended on second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  and  to  be
  reprinted  as amended, retaining its place in the order of third read-
  ing -- recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to enacting the
  "Steven Kovacs Law" to impose an affirmative duty upon  a  residential
  host  to render assistance to a guest on private premises in the event
  of a medical emergency

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "Steven
Kovacs Law".
  S 2. Article 9 of the general obligations law is amended by  adding  a
new title 2 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                       SOCIAL HOST RESPONSIBILITY
SECTION 9-201. SOCIAL HOST RESPONSIBILITY.
  S  9-201.  SOCIAL  HOST  RESPONSIBILITY.  1.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "HOST" MEANS ANY PERSON OVER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE HAVING  CONTROL
OVER A PRIVATE PREMISES.
  (B)  "CONTROL"  MEANS  THE  ACTUAL  AUTHORITY AND ABILITY TO REGULATE,
DIRECT OR DOMINATE THE PRIVATE PREMISES.

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

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