senate Bill S7980A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the inherent risks of operating agricultural tourism areas and participating in activities in agricultural tourism areas

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 print number 7980a
Jun 07, 2016 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jun 02, 2016 referred to judiciary

S7980 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10070
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-B §§18-301 - 18-303, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1152, A559

S7980 - Summary

Relates to the inherent risks of operating agricultural tourism areas and participating in activities in agricultural tourism areas.

S7980 - Sponsor Memo

S7980 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7980

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 inherent
  risks of operating agricultural tourism  areas  and  participating  in
  activities in agricultural tourism areas

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

  Section 1. The general obligations law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
article 18-B to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 18-B
                     SAFETY IN AGRICULTURAL TOURISM
SECTION 18-301. SHORT TITLE.
        18-302. DEFINITIONS.
        18-303. DUTIES OF OPERATORS AND VISITORS OF AGRICULTURAL TOURISM
                  AREAS.
  S 18-301. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "SAFETY IN AGRICULTURAL TOURISM ACT".
  S  18-302.  DEFINITIONS.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, "AGRICULTURAL
TOURISM" MEANS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTION  OF  MAPLE  SAP  AND
PURE MAPLE PRODUCTS MADE THEREFROM, FARM AND WINERY TOURS, EQUINE THERA-
PY,  U-PICK  CHRISTMAS TREES, HIKING, HUNTING AND OTHER FORMS OF OUTDOOR
RECREATION OFFERED TO FARM VISITORS, CONDUCTED BY A FARMER  ON-FARM  FOR
THE  ENJOYMENT  AND/OR  EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC, WHICH PRIMARILY PROMOTE
THE SALE, MARKETING, PRODUCTION, HARVESTING OR USE OF  THE  PRODUCTS  OF
THE FARM AND ENHANCE THE PUBLIC'S UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS OF FARMING
AND FARM LIFE.
  S  18-303.  DUTIES  OF  OPERATORS AND VISITORS OF AGRICULTURAL TOURISM
AREAS. 1. OPERATORS OF AGRICULTURAL TOURISM AREAS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
  A. TO POST AND MAINTAIN WAY FINDING SIGNAGE TO  DELINEATE  THE  PATHS,
AREAS AND BUILDINGS THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;
  B. TO ADEQUATELY TRAIN EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN AGRICUL-
TURAL TOURISM ACTIVITIES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15305-02-6

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S7980A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10070
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-B §§18-301 - 18-303, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1152, A559

S7980A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the inherent risks of operating agricultural tourism areas and participating in activities in agricultural tourism areas.

S7980A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7980A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7980--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to the inherent
  risks  of  operating  agricultural  tourism areas and participating in
  activities in agricultural tourism areas

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

  Section  1.  The  general  obligations  law is amended by adding a new
article 18-B to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 18-B
                     SAFETY IN AGRICULTURAL TOURISM
SECTION 18-301. SHORT TITLE.
        18-302. DEFINITIONS.
        18-303. DUTIES OF OPERATORS AND VISITORS OF AGRICULTURAL TOURISM
                  AREAS.
  S 18-301. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "SAFETY IN AGRICULTURAL TOURISM ACT".
  S 18-302. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  "AGRICULTURAL
TOURISM"  MEANS  ACTIVITIES,  INCLUDING  THE PRODUCTION OF MAPLE SAP AND
PURE MAPLE PRODUCTS MADE THEREFROM, FARM AND WINERY TOURS, EQUINE THERA-
PY, U-PICK CHRISTMAS TREES, HIKING, HUNTING AND OTHER FORMS  OF  OUTDOOR
RECREATION  OFFERED  TO FARM VISITORS, CONDUCTED BY A FARMER ON-FARM FOR
THE ENJOYMENT AND/OR EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC,  WHICH  PRIMARILY  PROMOTE
THE  SALE,  MARKETING,  PRODUCTION, HARVESTING OR USE OF THE PRODUCTS OF
THE FARM AND ENHANCE THE PUBLIC'S UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS OF FARMING
AND FARM LIFE.
  S 18-303. DUTIES OF OPERATORS AND  VISITORS  OF  AGRICULTURAL  TOURISM
AREAS. 1. OPERATORS OF AGRICULTURAL TOURISM AREAS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
  A.  TO  POST  AND MAINTAIN WAY FINDING SIGNAGE TO DELINEATE THE PATHS,
AREAS AND BUILDINGS THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15305-04-6

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