senate Bill S3283

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for certain uses of premises for which no duty is owed to keep premises safe

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 31, 2013 referred to judiciary

S3283 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง9-103, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4645, A7153
2009-2010: S1030, A2958

S3283 - Summary

Provides that the owner, lessee or occupant of premises owes no duty to keep the premises safe for entry or use by others engaged generally in recreational activities.

S3283 - Sponsor Memo

S3283 - 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 31, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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 the duty  to
  keep premises safe for certain uses


  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 9-103 of the gener-
al obligations law, as separately amended by chapters 141 and 286 of the
laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  a. an owner, lessee or occupant of premises, whether or not posted  as
provided  in section 11-2111 of the environmental conservation law, owes
no duty to keep the premises safe for entry or use by others  for  hunt-
ing,  fishing, organized gleaning as defined in section seventy-one-y of
the agriculture and markets law, canoeing,  boating,  trapping,  hiking,
cross-country  skiing,  tobogganing, sledding, speleological activities,
horseback riding, bicycle riding, hang gliding, motorized vehicle opera-
tion for recreational purposes, snowmobile operation, cutting or gather-
ing of wood for non-commercial purposes [or], training of dogs OR  OTHER
RECREATIONAL  ACTIVITIES,  or to give warning of any hazardous condition
or use of or structure or activity on such premises to persons  entering
for such purposes;
  S  2.  Paragraphs  b  and  c  of subdivision 2 of section 9-103 of the
general obligations law, as amended by chapter 408 of the laws of  1979,
are amended to read as follows:
  b.  for  injury suffered in any case where permission to pursue any of
the activities [enumerated] DESCRIBED in this section was granted for  a
consideration  other  than the consideration, if any, paid to said land-
owner by the state or federal government, or permission  to  train  dogs
was  granted for a consideration other than that provided for in section
11-0925 of the environmental conservation law; or

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


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