senate Bill S3942A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the engineers', architects', landscape architects' and land surveyors' good samaritan act

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.724
Feb 04, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jun 17, 2013 print number 3942a
amend and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 27, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Co-Sponsors

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S3942 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4380B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-f, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4508, A3884
2009-2010: S3720A, A1269A

S3942 - Summary

Enacts the "engineers', architects', landscape architects' and land surveyors' good samaritan act" to protect from liability for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage or other loss professional engineers, architects, landscape architects and land surveyors who render voluntary services, without compensation acting reasonably and in good faith, at the scene of a natural disaster or catastrophe.

S3942 - Sponsor Memo

S3942 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3942

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  enacting  the  "engi-
  neers',  architects',  landscape  architects' and land surveyors' good
  samaritan act"

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 29-f
to read as follows:
  S  29-F.  ENGINEERS',  ARCHITECTS',  LANDSCAPE  ARCHITECTS'  AND  LAND
SURVEYORS' GOOD SAMARITAN ACT. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "PROFESSIONAL  ENGINEER"  SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER
THE EDUCATION LAW AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER.
  (B) "ARCHITECT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER THE  EDUCATION
LAW AS AN ARCHITECT.
  (C)  "LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER THE
EDUCATION LAW AS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT.
  (D) "LAND SURVEYOR" SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER THE EDUCA-
TION LAW AS A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR.
  (E) "PUBLIC OFFICIAL" SHALL MEAN ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCALLY ELECTED
OFFICIAL WITH EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH  THE
EMERGENCY OR EVENT HAS OCCURRED.
  (F)  "PUBLIC  SAFETY  OFFICIAL"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY APPOINTED OR ELECTED
FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL OFFICIAL WITH EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO  COOR-
DINATE PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE EMERGENCY OR EVENT
HAS OCCURRED.
  (G)  "LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICIAL"  SHALL MEAN ANY APPOINTED OR ELECTED
FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL OFFICIAL WITH EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO  COOR-
DINATE  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  IN  THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE EMERGENCY OR
EVENT HAS OCCURRED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07591-02-3

Co-Sponsors

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S3942A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4380B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §29-f, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4508, A3884
2009-2010: S3720A, A1269A

S3942A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "engineers', architects', landscape architects' and land surveyors' good samaritan act" to protect from liability for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage or other loss professional engineers, architects, landscape architects and land surveyors who render voluntary services, without compensation acting reasonably and in good faith, at the scene of a natural disaster or catastrophe.

S3942A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3942A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3942--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, ADDABBO, AVELLA, LANZA, LATIMER, MARTINS,
  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
  Affairs  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  enacting  the  "engi-
  neers',  architects',  landscape  architects' and land surveyors' good
  samaritan act"

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

  Section  1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 29-f
to read as follows:
  S  29-F.  ENGINEERS',  ARCHITECTS',  LANDSCAPE  ARCHITECTS'  AND  LAND
SURVEYORS' GOOD SAMARITAN ACT. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "PROFESSIONAL  ENGINEER"  SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER
THE EDUCATION LAW AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER.
  (B) "ARCHITECT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER THE  EDUCATION
LAW AS AN ARCHITECT.
  (C)  "LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER THE
EDUCATION LAW AS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT.
  (D) "LAND SURVEYOR" SHALL MEAN A PERSON DULY LICENSED UNDER THE EDUCA-
TION LAW AS A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR.
  (E) "PUBLIC OFFICIAL" SHALL MEAN ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCALLY ELECTED
OFFICIAL WITH EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH  THE
EMERGENCY OR EVENT HAS OCCURRED.
  (F)  "PUBLIC  SAFETY  OFFICIAL"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY APPOINTED OR ELECTED
FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL OFFICIAL WITH EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO  COOR-
DINATE PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE EMERGENCY OR EVENT
HAS OCCURRED.
  (G)  "LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICIAL"  SHALL MEAN ANY APPOINTED OR ELECTED
FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL OFFICIAL WITH EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO  COOR-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07591-04-3

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