assembly Bill A6141

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a temporary "commission to prevent childhood drowning"; provides for repeal upon expiration

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.


view actions (3)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2022 held for consideration in governmental operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Mar 10, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A6141 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:

A6141 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the temporary "commission to prevent childhood drowning" to evaluate and develop programs to properly educate and instruct children how to swim and water safety.

A6141 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              March 10, 2021
 Introduced by M. of A. NORRIS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 AN  ACT to create a temporary "commission to prevent childhood drowning"
   to improve water safety in New  York  state;  and  providing  for  the
   repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section 1. A temporary commission to be known as  the  "commission  to
 prevent  childhood drowning", hereafter referred to as the "commission",
 is hereby created to evaluate and develop programs to  properly  educate
 and instruct children on water safety and how to swim.
   §  2.  (a)  The  commission  shall  consist  of  eleven  members to be
 appointed as follows: three  members  appointed  by  the  governor;  two
 members  appointed by the temporary president of the senate; two members
 appointed by the speaker of the assembly; one member  appointed  by  the
 minority  leader  of  the  senate,  one member appointed by the minority
 leader of the assembly; the chancellor of the board of  regents  of  the
 University  of  the  State  of  New York or his or her designee; and the
 commissioner of the department of parks, recreation and historic preser-
 vation or his or her designee; and five ad hoc members, with one  member
 each of the statewide chapter of the following organizations: the Ameri-
 can  Red  Cross, the YMCA, the YWCA, the Boys and Girls Club, the Jewish
 Community Center and the New York State Swim  Commission.  Vacancies  in
 the  membership  of  the  commission  shall be filled in the same manner
 provided for original appointments and designations.
   (b) The members of the commission shall receive  no  compensation  for
 their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
 incurred  in  the  performance of their duties pursuant to this act. The
 commission may employ and at pleasure remove such personnel as it  deems
 necessary  for  the  performance  of its functions and fix their compen-
 sation within the amounts made available by appropriation therefor.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.