senate Bill S806

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force to improve theatrical safety

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Jan 09, 2013 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

S806 - Details

Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S806 - Summary

Establishes a task force to improve theatrical show safety.

S806 - Sponsor Memo

S806 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT in relation to establishing a task force  to  improve  theatrical
  show safety


  Section 1. Legislative intent. Due to the growing use of  pyrotechnic,
acrobatic,  and  other  extreme  visual performance techniques there has
been a growing concern for safety at theatrical shows. The  concern  for
safety focuses on both the actors performing stunts as well as the audi-
ence  watching  them.  Therefore,  it  is imperative that New York state
create a task force to examine ways  to  improve  safety  at  theatrical
shows,  strengthen  the  protection for actors, and minimize the risk of
injury for the audience.
  S 2. There is hereby established a task force  to  improve  theatrical
show  safety.  Such  task  force  shall  study and assess current safety
conditions,  standards  and  practices  used  during   theatrical   show
rehearsals  and performances and develop practices, strategies and poli-
cies to improve such safety.
  S 3. Such task force shall consist of the following members:
  a. one representative from  the  department  of  labor  who  shall  be
appointed by the commissioner of labor;
  b.  one representative from the consumer protection board appointed by
the executive director of such board;
  c. one representative from the attorney general's office appointed  by
the attorney general;
  d.  on  representative  from  the council on the arts appointed by the
chairperson of such council;

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


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