senate Bill S2345

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for children under the age of eighteen to wear protective headgear while skiing or snowboarding

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Mar 25, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2019 1st report cal.304
Jan 24, 2019 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Mar 19, 2019 - Judiciary committee Vote

S2345
7
2
committee
7
Aye
2
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Mar 19, 2019

nay (2)

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S2345 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1405
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§18-102, 18-105 & 18-106, add §18-105-a, Gen Ob L; amd §867, add §867-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2070
2011-2012: A4892
2013-2014: A260
2015-2016: A5961
2017-2018: S7096, A1854, A8982

S2345 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires children under the age of eighteen to wear protective headgear while skiing or snowboarding; imposes civil fines for violations thereof; applies safety in skiing code requirements to snowboarders and snowboarding.

S2345 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2345 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2345

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the general  obligations  law  and  the  labor  law,  in
  relation to the duties of skiers and snowboarders

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

  Section 1. Section 18-102 of the general obligations law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. "SNOWBOARDER" MEANS ANY PERSON WEARING A SNOWBOARD AND ACTUALLY  ON
A  SKI  SLOPE OR A TRAIL LOCATED AT A SKI AREA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SNOW-
BOARDING.
  § 2. Subdivisions 13 and 14 of section 18-105  of  the  general  obli-
gations  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. NOT TO ENGAGE IN DOWNHILL SKIING IN ANY AREA UNLESS HE OR  SHE  IS
WEARING  A  PROTECTIVE HELMET.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL
APPLY ONLY TO SKIERS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  § 3. The general obligations law is amended by adding  a  new  section
18-105-a to read as follows:
  § 18-105-A. SNOWBOARDERS; PROTECTIVE HELMETS. NO PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN
YEARS  OF  AGE SHALL ENGAGE IN SNOWBOARDING IN ANY AREA UNLESS HE OR SHE
IS WEARING A PROTECTIVE HELMET.
  § 4. The opening paragraph of section  18-106  of  the  general  obli-
gations  law, as added by chapter 711 of the laws of 1988, is amended to
read as follows:

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

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