senate Bill S607

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants immunity from liability for personal injury and property damage sustained by a crime victim upon the premises of a business or nonprofit seeking assistance

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S607 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2709
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-103, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6130, A8911

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

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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