|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2013||committed to rules|
|Feb 05, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 04, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 29, 2013||1st report cal.13|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S747
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S747 - Details
S747 - Summary
Requires all persons who operate a mechanically propelled vessel to hold a boating safety certificate; requires the department of parks, recreation and historic preservation, in conjunction with the department of motor vehicles, to conduct a twenty-four month focused public information session campaign to make the public aware of changes to the boating safety certificate requirements.
S747 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S747 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the navigation law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to boating safety certificates PURPOSE: To assure that all boaters have the requisite knowledge to operate a mechanically propelled vessel safely. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 49 of the Navigation Law to allow only persons over the age of 10 to operate a mechanically propelled vessel; to allow person 10-13 to operate only when accompanied by a person 18 or older with a safety certificate; to allow persons 14 and older without a safety certificate to operate when accompanied by a person 18 or older with a safety certificate; and to allow person 14-17 with a safety certificate to operate unaccompanied between sunrise and sunset. Additionally, it provides that an owner shall only allow person who authorized as provided above to operate his or her vessel. Section 2 amends section 75 of the Navigation Law to reflect the general scope of the boater education program.
S747 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 747 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the navigation law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to boating safety certificates 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. No person under the age of [eighteen] TEN years 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:]. NO PERSON TEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SHALL OPERATE A MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSEL ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE STATE OR ANY TIDEWATER BORDERING ON OR LYING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES, EXCEPT AS FOLLOWS: a. [the operator is accompanied therein by a person who is eighteen years of age or older, or,] PERSONS TEN YEARS OF AGE TO THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE SHALL ONLY OPERATE A MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSEL WHEN ACCOMPA- NIED BY A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS THE HOLDER OF A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY THE COMMISSIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS, THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY OR OTHER STATE OR GOVERNMENT; b. [the operator is ten years of age or older and is 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.] PERSONS FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER MAY OPERATE A MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VESSEL WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A PERSON EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO IS THE HOLDER OF A BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO HIM OR HER BY THE COMMISSIONER, THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS, THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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