assembly Bill A8893A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the department of state to study, evaluate and make recommendations concerning safety standards at baseball stadiums

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2018 reported referred to rules
May 04, 2018 print number 8893a
May 04, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 05, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A8893 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7690
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A362, S3823

A8893 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of state to study, evaluate and make recommendations concerning safety standards at baseball stadiums to determine whether the protective netting currently in use at baseball stadiums is sufficient to protect spectators during baseball games.

A8893 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8893

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, D'URSO, GALEF, LAVINE, ORTIZ, D. ROSEN-
  THAL, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, ERRIGO, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to  safety  stand-
  ards at baseball stadiums

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-k to read as follows:
  § 399-K. SAFETY STANDARDS; BASEBALL STADIUM NETTING. 1.   DEFINITIONS.
AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "BASEBALL  STADIUM" MEANS THOSE PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY WITH AN
OCCUPANCY CAPACITY OF AT LEAST FIVE THOUSAND PERSONS, IN WHICH  BASEBALL
GAMES ARE PLAYED AND SEATING OR STANDING ROOM IS ASSIGNED BY ISSUANCE OF
TICKETS PURCHASED BY SPECTATORS.
  (B)  "PROTECTIVE  NETTING" MEANS AN OPEN-MESHED MATERIAL MADE BY KNOT-
TING TOGETHER WIRE, ROPE, THREAD, OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL USED TO  PROTECT
SPECTATORS AT BASEBALL GAMES FROM ERRANT BASEBALLS.
  2.  THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF PARKS,
RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, SHALL PROMULGATE RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS  ESTABLISHING SAFETY STANDARDS TO EXTEND PROTECTIVE NETTING FROM
THE AREA BEHIND HOME PLATE TO THE FOUL POLES AT EITHER END OF BOTH  FOUL
LINES,  DURING  BASEBALL  GAMES  PLAYED  IN ALL BASEBALL STADIUMS IN THE
STATE.
  3. POSTING OF NOTICES. (A) THERE SHALL  BE  POSTED  IN  A  CONSPICUOUS
PLACE  AND  MANNER  IN  ALL BASEBALL STADIUMS NOTICES WARNING SPECTATORS
ABOUT THE DANGER OF BASEBALLS LANDING IN  THE  SEATING  AREA.  PLACEMENT
LOCATIONS,  SIZES  AND STYLES OF SAID NOTICES SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF STATE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION
AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION BUT SHALL BE NO SMALLER THAN EIGHT  INCHES  BY
TEN INCHES AND SHALL BE POSTED IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT CANNOT BE READI-
LY REMOVED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13796-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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A8893A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7690
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
General Business
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A362, S3823

A8893A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of state to study, evaluate and make recommendations concerning safety standards at baseball stadiums to determine whether the protective netting currently in use at baseball stadiums is sufficient to protect spectators during baseball games.

A8893A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8893--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, D'URSO, GALEF, LAVINE, ORTIZ, D. ROSEN-
  THAL, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, ERRIGO, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to
  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and  Protection  --   committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  direct the department of state to study, evaluate, and make
  recommendations concerning safety standards at baseball stadiums

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

  Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this act, "baseball stadi-
um"  means  a  place of public assembly with an occupancy capacity of at
least five thousand persons, in which  baseball  games  are  played  and
seating or standing room is assigned by issuance of tickets purchased by
spectators.
  §  2. Study. The department of state is hereby authorized and directed
to conduct a study of the protective netting currently in use  at  base-
ball  stadiums  in the state to determine whether such netting is suffi-
cient to protect spectators during baseball games.    Such  study  shall
examine, at a minimum, the following:
  (a)  the  reported incidence of injuries suffered in baseball stadiums
in the state by spectators as a result of being struck by a baseball  or
a  thrown bat, the nature and severity of such injuries, and the general
location where such injuries were suffered by such spectators within the
baseball stadiums;
  (b) the policies of the owners or operators of  baseball  stadiums  in
the  state  regarding the reporting of injuries, and whether or not such
policies adequately disclose the rate of injuries suffered by spectators
in such stadiums;
  (c) whether baseball stadiums in the state  are  maintaining  adequate
protective netting to ensure the safety of spectators; and
  (d)  any  other steps that may be taken to increase safety for specta-
tors at baseball games in the state, including, but not limited  to  the
posting  of notices on tickets, seats, or other locations within a base-

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

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