Bill S554-2011

Authorizes persons under the age of fourteen to participate in special events involving snowmobiles

Authorizes persons under the age of fourteen to participate in special events involving snowmobiles.

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Actions

  • Jan 30, 2012: referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
  • Jan 30, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 30, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 24, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 23, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 19, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.86
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Feb 28, 2011: referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development
  • Feb 28, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 28, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 8, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 7, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 1, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.47
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation - Feb 1, 2011
Ayes (11): Little, Ball, Gallivan, Griffo, Grisanti, Marcellino, O'Mara, Ritchie, Kennedy, Klein, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Adams
Nays (1): Serrano
Excused (1): Duane
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation - Jan 19, 2012
Ayes (12): Little, Ball, Bonacic, Gallivan, Griffo, Grisanti, Marcellino, Ritchie, Adams, Kennedy, Klein, Valesky
Nays (2): Serrano, Duane

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S554

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to authorizing persons under the age of fourteen to participate in special events involving snowmobiles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (PRHP) by allowing a person who is less than fourteen years of age to operate a snowmobile as a participant in a special event (as defined in Section 21.05 of PRHP Law) provided that: the special event is held in accordance with any relevant statutes, rules and regulations; the PRHP Commissioner authorized the event; he/she obtains written consent of his or her parent or legal guardian; and the PRHP Commissioner adopts rules and regulations relating to such participants. The PRHP Commissioner must review and consider those rules and regulations published by internal organizations that promote such events, including but not limited to, the International Series of Champions and the International Snowmobile Racing Association.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This act would permit youngsters who are less than 14 years of age to participate in special events for snowmobiles.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is to bring New York's Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation law up to date with current practices for persons who are under 14 years of age to participate in special events for snowmobiles (known as snocross). The two international organizations that create the rules for snocross permit youngsters as young as four to participate in the programs. Eligibility requirements for special events would have rules established by the OPRHP Commissioner and would be conducted in accordance with those rules and permit requirements. The international groups operate programs to teach youngsters what is involved in a weekend of racing, sportsmanship, and proper snowmobile operations and safety. The program eligibility would be similar to those already in practice for motocross, including age requirements.

By changing the age eligibility, snocross would have similar age requirements as motocross, ATVs and motorcycles. The governing body for each sport has determined the age requirements for participation to ensure learning and training, and appropriate appreciation for the sport. A snocross event can generate in excess of $150,000 for the area that hosts the event.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.7430 Finance; A.10015 Tourism, Arts and Sports Development

IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Provides economic opportunities for the communities where events are held.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 554 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. LITTLE, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to authorizing persons under the age of fourteen to partic- ipate in special events involving snowmobiles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 25.19 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) A PERSON LESS THAN FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE MAY OPERATE A SNOWMOBILE AS A PARTICIPANT IN A SPECIAL EVENT, DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION SIXTEEN OF SECTION 21.05 OF THIS TITLE, PROVIDED THAT: (1) THE SPECIAL EVENT IS HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY RELEVANT STAT- UTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS; (2) THE SPECIAL EVENT IS AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 25.11 OF THIS ARTICLE; (3) SUCH PERSON OBTAINS THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN; AND (4) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO SUCH PARTICIPANTS AND IN DOING SO SHALL REVIEW AND CONSIDER FOR ADOPTION THOSE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNA- TIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROMOTE SUCH EVENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERNATIONAL SERIES OF CHAMPIONS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SNOWMO- BILE RACING ASSOCIATION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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