assembly Bill A7387

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to liability of state for damages

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Apr 25, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A7387 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §58, Hway L

A7387 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to liability of state for damages suffered by any person or property incurred on highways maintained by the state.

A7387 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7387

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GJONAJ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN  ACT  to amend the highway law, in relation to liability of state for
  damages

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

  Section  1.  Section 58 of the highway law, as amended by chapter 1110
of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  § 58. Liability of state for damages. The state shall [not] be  liable
for damages suffered EITHER by any person OR TO HIS OR HER PROPERTY from
defects  in state highways[, except between the first day of May and the
fifteenth day of November] on such highways as  are  maintained  by  the
state  under such system as the commissioner of transportation may adopt
pursuant to section twelve OF THIS CHAPTER, but the liability  for  such
damages  shall  otherwise remain as now provided by law, notwithstanding
the construction or improvement and maintenance of such highways by  the
state  under  this  chapter;  but  nothing  herein  contained  shall  be
construed to impose on the state any liability for  defects  in  bridges
over  which  the  state  has  no  control. THE STATE SHALL REIMBURSE ANY
PERSON FOR DAMAGES SUFFERED BY HIM OR HER OR  TO  HIS  OR  HER  PROPERTY
WHICH  WERE  INCURRED  ON  SUCH HIGHWAYS AS ARE MAINTAINED BY THE STATE.
PROPERTY DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE VALUE OF THE REPAIRS MADE BY  A
CERTIFIED  AUTOMOTIVE  TECHNICIAN.  THE  BURDEN  OF  PROOF LIES WITH THE
PERSON WHO SUFFERED THE DAMAGE TO  SHOW  THE  STATE  WAS  AWARE  OF  AND
ACKNOWLEDGED  THE  DEFECT  AND  FAILED TO CORRECT IT WITHIN A REASONABLE
AMOUNT OF TIME. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, REASONABLE AMOUNT OF  TIME
SHALL  MEAN  A  MAXIMUM  OF TWO WEEKS. Within the limits of incorporated
villages the state shall maintain a width of pavement equal to the width
of pavement constructed or improved at the expense of the  state,  if  a
state highway, the location of the state's portion of such roadway with-
in  said  incorporated limits to be determined by the center line of the

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

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