assembly Bill A4805

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a three year hiking trail safety pilot program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 25, 2022 held for consideration in environmental conservation
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 08, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A4805 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10380
2013-2014: A5738
2015-2016: A6022
2017-2018: A5189, A10805
2019-2020: A4698

A4805 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of environmental conservation and the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to establish a three year hiking trail safety pilot program.

A4805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4805
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. TAGUE, SALKA, SMULLEN, ASHBY -- Multi-Sponsored
   by -- M. of A.  McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
   on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN  ACT  to  direct the department of environmental conservation and the
   office of parks, recreation and historic preservation to  establish  a
   hiking  trail  safety  pilot  program; and providing for the repeal of
   such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The department of environmental conservation and the office
 of parks, recreation and historic preservation are hereby authorized and
 directed  to establish a hiking trail safety pilot program. Such program
 shall:
   a. increase warnings about the potential hazards of hiking  and  trail
 use (i) at trailheads throughout the pilot program area, and (ii) on any
 new trail maps subject to such pilot program;
   b.  increase warnings at scenic overlooks throughout the pilot program
 area that may present a risk of a fall;
   c. develop better information for hikers regarding wildlife encounters
 and proper preparation for hiking, including, but not limited to, proper
 footwear and attire, how  much  water  to  bring,  requisite  navigation
 skills and leave no trace principles;
   d.  develop  safety markers and a notification system similar to those
 used at ski resorts within the state; and
   e. be implemented by June 1, 2022.
   ยง 2. This act shall take effect immediately  and  shall  expire  three
 years  after  such  date  when upon such date the provisions of this act
 shall be deemed repealed.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06582-01-1