|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S607
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S607 - Details
S607 - Summary
Grants immunity from liability for personal injury and property damage sustained by a crime victim upon the premises of a business or nonprofit while seeking assistance, except in the case of gross negligence.
S607 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S607 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general obligations law, in relation to granting immunity from liability for personal injury, death or property damage incurred by a victim of a crime while seeking assistance upon the premises of a business entity or not-for-profit corporation PURPOSE: This legislation puts businesses and not-for-profit corporations on the same footing as individuals who are encouraged by the law to act in good faith to help during an emergency. The bill incentivizes businesses and not-for-profit corporations to provide residents with easy access to a "safe haven" in which they can seek safety and/or assistance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends Section 9-103 of the general obligations law by adding a new section 2-a. The proposed legislation grants immunity from liability for personal injury and property damage sustained by a crime victim upon the premises of a business or not-for-profit corporation seeking assistance unless it is established that such injuries were or such death was caused by gross negligence on the part of such business or not-for-profit corporation.
S607 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 607 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS -- 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 granting immunity from liability for personal injury, death or property damage incurred by a victim of a crime while seeking assistance upon the premises of a business entity or not-for-profit corporation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 9-103 of the general obligations law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. AN OWNER, LESSEE OR OCCUPANT OF A PREMISES, WHICH IS OPERATED AS A BUSINESS ENTITY OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION, WHO PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO A VICTIM OF A CRIME BY ALLOWING SUCH VICTIM TO REMAIN UPON SUCH PREM- ISES FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUMMONING A POLICE OFFICER AND/OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL, SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR OR INCUR LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY THE CRIME VICTIM WHILE UPON SUCH PREMISES IN THE COURSE OF SEEKING ASSISTANCE, UNLESS IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT SUCH INJURY OR DEATH WAS CAUSED BY GROSS NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF SUCH BUSINESS ENTITY OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPO- RATION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01841-01-3
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