senate Bill S450

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires operators of a mechanically propelled vessel to hold a boating safety certificate

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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

S450 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง49, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7833

S450 - Summary

Mandates that all operators of mechanically propelled vessels obtain a boating safety certificate and prohibits children under the age of sixteen from operating such vessels unless accompanied by a certificated person sixteen or older except for the operation of certain vessels with small engines by persons between thirteen and fifteen years of age.

S450 - Sponsor Memo

S450 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   450

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  a
  mechanically propelled vessel

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 49 of the  navigation  law,
as  amended  by  chapter 805 of the laws of 1992, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. A. No person [under the age of eighteen] SIXTEEN years  OF  AGE  OR
OLDER  shall  operate  a  mechanically propelled vessel on the navigable
waters of the state or any tidewaters bordering on or lying  within  the
boundaries of Nassau and Suffolk counties, unless[:
  a.]  the  operator is [accompanied therein by a person who is eighteen
years of age or older, or,] THE HOLDER OF A BOATING  SAFETY  CERTIFICATE
ISSUED  TO HIM BY THE COMMISSIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS OR
THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY.
  b. NO PERSON UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE SHALL OPERATE  A  MECHANICALLY
PROPELLED  VESSEL ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE STATE OR ANY TIDEWATERS
BORDERING ON OR LYING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK  COUN-
TIES,  UNLESS  the  operator  is  [ten years of age or older and is] the
holder of a boating safety certificate issued to him by the  commission-
er,  the  United States Power Squadrons or the United States coast guard
auxiliary AND IS ACCOMPANIED THEREIN BY A PERSON WHO IS SIXTEEN YEARS OF
AGE OR OLDER WHO ALSO HOLDS SUCH A BOATING  SAFETY  CERTIFICATE,  EXCEPT
THAT  A  PERSON  WHO IS UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE BUT AT LEAST THIRTEEN
YEARS OF AGE AND POSSESSES SUCH A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE MAY OPERATE
(1) A MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSEL POWERED SOLELY BY AN ELECTRIC MOTOR;
OR (2) A MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSEL WHICH IS TWELVE FEET  OR  GREATER

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

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