senate Bill S707

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the applicability of certain provisions with respect to persons injured in the use of scaffolding and other devices for use by employees

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S707 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §1414, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4037
2011-2012: S6816
2013-2014: S111
2015-2016: S543
2017-2018: S2795

S707 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the applicability of certain provisions with respect to persons injured in the use of scaffolding and other devices for use by employees.

S707 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S707 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   707

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules,  in  relation  to  the
  applicability of certain provisions with respect to persons injured in
  the use of scaffolding and other devices for use by employees

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

  Section 1. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new
section 1414 to read as follows:
  § 1414.   APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN ACTIONS.  1.    IN  ANY  ACTION  OR
PROCEEDING  TO  RECOVER DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, INJURY TO PROPERTY,
OR WRONGFUL DEATH PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  FORTY,  SUBDIVISIONS
ONE  THROUGH  FIVE  OF  SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  FORTY-ONE, OR SECTION TWO
HUNDRED FORTY-ONE-A OF THE LABOR LAW, WHERE SAFETY EQUIPMENT OR  DEVICES
HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE, AND A PERSON EMPLOYED OR OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO
THE  PROTECTION  OF  THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH SECTION HAS FAILED TO FOLLOW
SAFETY INSTRUCTION OR SAFE WORK PRACTICES IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  TRAINING
PROVIDED,  OR FAILED TO UTILIZE PROVIDED SAFETY EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES, OR
ENGAGED IN A CRIMINAL ACT OR WAS IMPAIRED BY THE USE OF DRUGS  OR  ALCO-
HOL,  AND  SUCH  FAILURE,  ACT  OR IMPAIRMENT IS A PROXIMATE CAUSE OF AN
INJURY TO SUCH PERSON, THE CONDUCT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH PERSON SHALL NOT
BAR RECOVERY, BUT THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES OTHERWISE RECOVERABLE  SHALL  BE
DETERMINED  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH SECTION FOURTEEN HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS
ARTICLE TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH CONDUCT RELATES TO THE COMMISSION  OF  A
CRIMINAL  ACT,  IMPAIRMENT  CAUSED  BY  THE USE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, THE
FAILURE TO USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES, THE FAILURE TO  COMPLY  WITH
INSTRUCTIONS  OR  TRAINING  REGARDING  THE  USE  OF  SAFETY EQUIPMENT OR
DEVICES OR THE FAILURE TO OTHERWISE COMPLY WITH SAFE WORK  PRACTICES  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAMS PROVIDED TO SUCH PERSON. SUCH
TRAINING PROGRAMS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, COURSES IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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