senate Bill S1442

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of rowboats, canoes and kayaks

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S1442 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง40, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7288, A10073

S1442 - Summary

Relates to the operation of rowboats, canoes and kayaks.

S1442 - Sponsor Memo

S1442 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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  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)

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


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