senate Bill S1932

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the liability of landowners who permit recreational uses of their land

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Jan 16, 2021 referred to judiciary

S1932 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
General Obligations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-103, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S837, A8258
2011-2012: S2647, A5822
2013-2014: S289, A1703
2015-2016: S3101, A1846
2017-2018: S1429, A650
2019-2020: S1213, A2045

S1932 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the liability of landowners who permit recreational uses of their land; establishes landowners owe no duty to keep premises safe for entry, passage over premises or other recreational uses or to give warning of any hazardous condition or use of or structure or activity on such premises to persons entering for such purposes.

S1932 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1932 (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  S E N A T E
                             January 16, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to the  liabil-
   ity of landowners who permit recreational uses
   Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 9-103 of the gener-
 al obligations law, as separately amended by chapters 141 and 286 of the
 laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
   a. an owner, lessee or occupant of premises, whether or not posted  as
 provided  in section 11-2111 of the environmental conservation law, owes
 no duty: (1) to keep the premises safe for entry, PASSAGE OVER  PREMISES
 or  use by others for hunting, fishing, organized gleaning as defined in
 section seventy-one-y of the  agriculture  and  markets  law,  canoeing,
 boating,  trapping, hiking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, sledding,
 speleological activities, horseback riding, bicycle riding,  hang  glid-
 ing,  motorized  vehicle operation for recreational purposes, snowmobile
 operation, cutting or gathering  of  wood  for  non-commercial  purposes
 [or],  training  of dogs, AND ANY OTHER RECREATIONAL USE; or (2) to give
 warning of any hazardous condition or use of or structure or activity on
 such premises to persons entering for such purposes;
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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