assembly Bill A4366A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes parameters of civil liability for persons involved in equine activities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2018 print number 4366a
Mar 08, 2018 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Feb 02, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A4366 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3831
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-C §§18-401 - 18-405, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6032, S2412
2011-2012: A10014, S795
2013-2014: A1513, S4962
2015-2016: A1476, S1823

A4366 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "equine activity safety code act"; provides that an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person, which shall include a corporation or partnership, shall not be liable for an injury to or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, except under certain circumstances.

A4366 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4366

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MAGEE, JENNE, WOERNER, MURRAY, BARCLAY, FAHY,
  STIRPE, FINCH, CASTORINA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BLANKEN-
  BUSH, BUTLER, HAWLEY, LUPARDO, McLAUGHLIN -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to the liabil-
  ity of persons involved in equine activities

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby finds that
horseback riding is both a major recreational sport and a major industry
within the state of New York. The legislature further  finds:  (1)  that
horseback  riding,  like  many  other  sports,  contains  inherent risks
including, but not limited to, the risks of personal  injury,  death  or
property  damage,  which  may  be caused by the propensity of equines to
behave in ways that are not always controllable by the participant;  the
unpredictability  of  an  equine's  reaction  to  such things as sounds,
sudden movements, and unfamiliar  objects,  persons  or  other  animals;
surface  or  subsurface  conditions;  collisions  with  other equines or
objects; and the potential of  a  participant  to  act  in  a  negligent
manner;  (2)  that it is appropriate, as well as in the public interest,
to establish certain duties  and  obligations  of  equine  sponsors  and
equine  professionals  relative  to  the  safety of the horseback riding
public; and (3) that it is  also  necessary  and  appropriate  that  the
public become apprised of and understand the risks inherent in the sport
of horseback riding so that they may make an informed decision of wheth-
er  or not to participate in horseback riding notwithstanding the risks.
Therefore, the purpose and intent of this act is to establish guidelines
for the conduct of the participants, sponsors and professionals involved
in the sport of horseback riding; to educate the public as to the inher-
ent risks in the sport of horseback riding so as to minimize the risk of
injury to persons engaged in the sport of horseback riding;  to  promote

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A4366A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3831
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18-C §§18-401 - 18-405, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6032, S2412
2011-2012: A10014, S795
2013-2014: A1513, S4962
2015-2016: A1476, S1823

A4366A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "equine activity safety code act"; provides that an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person, which shall include a corporation or partnership, shall not be liable for an injury to or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, except under certain circumstances.

A4366A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4366--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MAGEE, JENNE, WOERNER, MURRAY, BARCLAY, FAHY,
  STIRPE, FINCH, CASTORINA, GARBARINO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.
  BLANKENBUSH,  BUTLER, HAWLEY, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to the  liabil-
  ity of persons involved in equine activities

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

  Section 1. Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
horseback riding is both a major recreational sport and a major industry
within  the  state  of New York. The legislature further finds: (1) that
horseback riding,  like  many  other  sports,  contains  inherent  risks
including,  but  not  limited to, the risks of personal injury, death or
property damage, which may be caused by the  propensity  of  equines  to
behave  in ways that are not always controllable by the participant; the
unpredictability of an equine's  reaction  to  such  things  as  sounds,
sudden  movements,  and  unfamiliar  objects,  persons or other animals;
surface or subsurface  conditions;  collisions  with  other  equines  or
objects;  and  the  potential  of  a  participant  to act in a negligent
manner; (2) that it is appropriate, as well as in the  public  interest,
to  establish  certain  duties  and  obligations  of equine sponsors and
equine professionals relative to the  safety  of  the  horseback  riding
public;  and  (3)  that  it  is  also necessary and appropriate that the
public become apprised of and understand the risks inherent in the sport
of horseback riding so that they may make an informed decision of wheth-
er or not to participate in horseback riding notwithstanding the  risks.
Therefore, the purpose and intent of this act is to establish guidelines
for the conduct of the participants, sponsors and professionals involved

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

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