senate Bill S6654

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends through January 1, 2017, provisions authorizing the operation of certain leased craft without a boating safety certificate

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 04, 2014 signed chap.334
Aug 25, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.480
substituted for s6654
Jun 09, 2014 substituted by a8728
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 12, 2014 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2014 1st report cal.480
Feb 24, 2014 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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Apr 30, 2014 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2014

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S6654 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8728
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8, Chap 138 of 1998

S6654 - Bill Texts

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Extends through January 1, 2017, provisions authorizing the operation of certain leased personal watercraft and prop-craft without a boating safety certificate.

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BILL NUMBER:S6654

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 138 of the laws of 1998
amending the navigation law and the state finance law relating to the
operation of personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft, in relation
to extending the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE:

Extends through January 1, 2017, the provisions authorizing the
operation of certain leased craft without a boating safety
certificate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1- Amends section 8 of chapter 138 of the laws of 1998
amending the navigation law an the state finance law relating to the
operation of personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft, as amended
by 166 of the laws of 2012 is amended to provide that section five of
this act shall expire and be deemed repealed January 1, 2017.

EXISTING LAW:

Current law is set to expire on January 1, 2015.

JUSTIFICATION:

Section 5(f) of chapter 138 of the laws of 1998 allows a person over
eighteen years of age to operate a personal watercraft or specialty
prop-craft without a certificate required pursuant to section
forty-nine of such article when such operation is restricted by the
operator of a livery, or the livery operator's designated agent, to a
specified area, no part of which shall be more than twenty-five
hundred feet from the livery location, or, if removed from the livery
location, not more than five hundred feet from the livery operator or
agent assigned by the livery operator to supervise such personal
watercraft or specialty prop-craft and/or the personal flotation
device of the operator is clearly marked in such a manner as to be
distinguishable by the operator of such livery operator's designated
agent within the permitted areas of operation. This section of the
original law is important so that livery operators are still able to
participate in the tourism industry by being able to lease their
equipment to provide people vacationing in the area from New York and
other states. However, having the law sunset every two years gives the
Legislature an opportunity to monitor that such practice continues to
be beneficial for the industry and consumer.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012 Chapter 166

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6654

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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 chapter 138 of the laws of 1998 amending the  navigation
  law  and  the  state finance law relating to the operation of personal
  watercraft and specialty prop-craft,  in  relation  to  extending  the
  effectiveness thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 138 of the laws of 1998, amending  the
navigation  law  and  the state finance law relating to the operation of
personal watercraft and specialty prop-craft, as amended by chapter  166
of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  S 8. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that section two
of  this  act  shall  take effect January 1, 2000 and shall apply to all
operators born on or after January 1, 2000 and shall apply to all opera-
tors born on or after January 1, 1981, provided  further  on  and  after
January  1,  2001 and before January 1, 2002 such section shall apply to
all operators born on or after January 1, 1978; provided further that on
and after January 1, 2002 and before January 1, 2003 such section  shall
apply  to  all  operators  born  on  or  after January 1, 1975; provided
further that on and after January 1, 2003 and  before  January  1,  2004
such  section  shall  apply to all operators born on or after January 1,
1972, and provided further that on and after January 1,  2004  it  shall
apply  to  all operators; and provided further that section five of this
act shall expire and be deemed repealed January 1, [2015] 2017.  Upon  a
finding  that  courses  do not exist in sufficient numbers to enable the
operators of personal watercraft to earn boating safety certificates  in
a  timely  fashion  as  required by subdivision 1-a of section 49 of the
navigation law, as added by section two of this act, the commissioner of
parks, recreation and historic preservation is  authorized  by  rule  or
regulation to modify the dates provided in this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13976-01-4

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