assembly Bill A4951

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires public vessels which carry passengers to be covered by insurance or a surety bond covering injury or death to the passengers

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May 04, 2022 held for consideration in insurance
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Feb 09, 2021 referred to insurance

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A4951 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5351
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §50, add §§51 & 52, Nav L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6829
2019-2020: A8775, S2022

A4951 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public vessels which carry passengers to be covered by insurance or a surety bond covering injury or death to the passengers.

A4951 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   4951
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMPSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Insurance
 
 AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in  relation  to  requiring  certain
   policies of insurance for public vessels which carry passengers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 50 of the navigation law, as amended by chapter 672
 of the laws of 1962, is amended to read as follows:
   § 50. Owners to notify inspector and apply for inspection. It shall be
 the duty of the owner of a public vessel which he intends to operate  on
 the navigable waters of the state to notify the inspector of such inten-
 tion  at  least  one  month  before it is desired to place the vessel in
 operation and to request an inspection of such vessel. Upon  receipt  of
 such  notification  the  inspector  shall  enter  the application on the
 records of his office. A temporary permit to operate such vessel pending
 inspection may be issued by the inspector, if he finds through  documen-
 tary  evidence  that such vessel is properly equipped and manned for the
 safety of life and property. No public vessel shall be used or  operated
 without  a  certificate  of inspection or a temporary permit as [herein]
 provided IN THIS SECTION.   NO CERTIFICATE OF  INSPECTION  OR  TEMPORARY
 PERMIT  SHALL  BE  ISSUED  UNLESS  THE OWNER OF A PUBLIC VESSEL PRODUCES
 PROOF OF INSURANCE TO THE INSPECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION FIFTY-ONE
 OF THIS PART.
   § 2. The navigation law is amended by adding two new sections  51  and
 52 to read as follows:
   §  51.  LIABILITY  INSURANCE ON PUBLIC VESSELS. 1. EVERY PUBLIC VESSEL
 CERTIFIED TO CARRY PASSENGERS WHICH IS OPERATED ON THE NAVIGABLE  WATERS
 OF  THE  STATE, EXCEPT VESSELS WHICH NAVIGATE ON WATERS WHICH THE UNITED
 STATES EXERCISES ACTIVE CONTROL, SHALL BE COVERED BY A CORPORATE  SURETY
 BOND  OR  A  POLICY  OF PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY INSURANCE, ISSUED BY AN
 INSURER AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE POLICIES  IN  THIS  STATE  PURSUANT  TO  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.