senate Bill S1851

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits a skier from skiing in any area unless he or she is wearing a protective helmet; applicable to skiers under fourteen years of age

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2016 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1162
Mar 01, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2015 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.1149
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2015 referred to judiciary

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S1851
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 1, 2016 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1851
23
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committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 1, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S1851
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 28, 2015 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1851
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1851 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1911
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§18-105 & 18-103, add §18-106-a, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1453
2011-2012: S4356, A3295
2013-2014: S3282, A8908
2017-2018: S1376, A9749
2019-2020: S1945, A1568

S1851 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the duties of skiers and ski area operators regarding the use of helmets; requires skiers under age 14 to wear helmets; requires ski area operators to maintain an adequate supply of helmets for sale and rental; requires operators to post signs.

S1851 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1851 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1851

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LITTLE, AVELLA, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, VALESKY, YOUNG
  -- 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  the  duties
  of skiers and ski area operators

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 13 and 14 of section  18-105  of  the  general
obligations  law,  as  added  by  chapter  711  of the laws of 1988, are
amended and a new subdivision 15 is added to read as follows:
  13. To report any personal injury to  the  ski  area  operator  before
leaving the ski area; [and]
  14.  Not  to  willfully  remove,  deface,  alter  or  otherwise damage
signage, warning devices or implements, or other safety  devices  placed
and  maintained by the ski area operator pursuant to the requirements of
section 18-103 of this article[.]; AND
  15. ALL SKIERS, UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, SHALL HAVE THE ADDITIONAL
RESPONSIBILITY TO WEAR A HELMET  SUITABLE  FOR  USE  WHILE  SKIING.  FOR
PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION WEARING OF A HELMET MEANS A HELMET OF GOOD
FIT FASTENED SECURELY TO THE HEAD OF THE  WEARER  WITH  STRAPS  SECURELY
FASTENED.
  S  2.  The  general obligations law is amended by adding a new section
18-106-a to read as follows:
  S 18-106-A. ENFORCEMENT OF SKI HELMET REQUIREMENTS. 1. ANY PERSON  WHO
VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FIFTEEN OF SECTION 18-105 OF THIS
ARTICLE  SHALL  PAY  A  CIVIL  FINE NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS. A COURT
SHALL WAIVE SUCH FINE IF SUCH PERSON SUPPLIES THE COURT WITH PROOF  THAT
BETWEEN  THE  DATE  OF  THE  VIOLATION  AND THE APPEARANCE DATE FOR SUCH
VIOLATION SUCH PERSON PURCHASED OR RENTED A HELMET.
  2. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE
PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FIFTEEN OF SECTION 18-105 OF THIS  ARTICLE.  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05722-01-5

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