|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|May 28, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 21, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 20, 2014||1st report cal.810|
|Feb 25, 2014||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S6663
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6663 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§11-0533, 71-0921 &71-0925, En Con L
S6663 - Summary
Enhances the regulation of the provision of services of guides and the outfitters who procure guides.
S6663 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6663 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to guides and outfitters PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to amend the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to amend the definition of a guide, prohibit the act of guiding while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and increase penalty provisions related thereto. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill would rename the title of ECL § 11-0533 as "Guides and Outfitters." It would amend ECL § 11-0533 (1) to clarify the definition of a guide as an individual who offers services for hire for recreational activities and to add kayaking to the list of services and activities. It would also add a definition of "outfitter" to mean any person soliciting to provide or providing guide services for compensation. The section would also amend ECL § 11-0533 (5) to provide that the fee for guide licenses shall not exceed two hundred dollars for residents and establishes a new five hundred dollar fee for non-residents. New ECL § 11-0533 (7) would prohibit outfitters from providing unlicensed guides for guiding services, and add a new requirement that guides and outfitters provide written disclosures stating the terms of service to be provided.
S6663 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6663 I N S E N A T E February 25, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to guides and outfitters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-0533 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 398 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: S 11-0533. [Licensing of guides] GUIDES AND OUTFITTERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this section[, the term "guide"]: A. "GUIDE" shall mean [a person] AN INDIVIDUAL who offers services for hire part or all of which includes directing, instructing, or aiding another in fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, white water canoeing, KAYAKING AND rafting, or rock and ice climbing. B. "OUTFITTER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON SOLICITING TO PROVIDE OR WHO PROVIDES, FOR COMPENSATION, A GUIDE. 2. All guides engaging in the business of guiding on all lands and waters of the state shall possess a license issued by the department, except for any [persons] INDIVIDUALS operating or assisting upon a public vessel for hire (passenger carrying vessels), licensed by the United States Coast Guard or New York state, upon the Atlantic Ocean and all other marine and coastal waters, tidal waters including the Hudson river up to the Troy barrier dam, St. Lawrence river, Great Lakes and the navigable portion of their tributaries, and other navigable waters, as determined by the department. 3. Except while guiding for the purposes of hunting and/or fishing, no license as defined in section 11-0701 OF THIS ARTICLE is required for such acts. 4. Employees of children's camps as defined in subdivision one of section one thousand four hundred of the public health law shall be exempt from the provisions of subdivisions one and two of this section, provided such activities are carried out within the scope of said employment. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11378-02-4
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