Bill S794-2011

Provides that persons participating in a fishing class or clinic sponsored by a school or university are exempt from fishing license requirements

Provides that persons participating in a fishing class or clinic sponsored by a school or university are exempt from fishing license requirements.

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Actions

  • Jan 23, 2012: referred to environmental conservation
  • Jan 23, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 23, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 19, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 18, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 10, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.29
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Feb 28, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • Feb 28, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 28, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 31, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 25, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.13
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Jan 25, 2011
Ayes (13): Grisanti, Johnson, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Gallivan, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Serrano
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Jan 10, 2012
Ayes (14): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S794

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to notice requirements in the manufacture, assembling and sale of roller skates and skate boards

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to protect skate boarders and roller skaters by requiring a warning instruction to be affixed by label on the outside of the box in which the item is sold and included in the buyer's guide or user's manual.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the General Business Law by adding a new section, 391-s. Defines roller skates and skate boards. Requires a warning instruction to be included 1) on a label or hangtag on the outside of the box in which the roller skates or skateboard is offered for sale in order to be visible to the consumer and 2) within the user's guide or instruction manual. Establishes a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for violations associated with this section.

Section 2. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation responds to the large number of injuries related to use of skate-boards and roller skates. The United States Consumer Product Safety commission (CPSC) warns consumers that in-line skating can be a dangerous sport if appropriate safety gear is not used. A majority of the injuries were related to one's wrists, arms, and legs. Moreover, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an estimated 17.7 million youth under the age of eighteen participate in in-line skating, roller-skating and skate-boarding.

Over the past several years, recreational skateboarding has seen an increase in popularity. In 1998, an estimated 5.8 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States participated in skate-boarding. Skate-boarding injuries account for an estimated 50,000 hospital visits each year according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, among children and teenagers in the United States, 1500 were hospitalized due to injuries that arose from skateboarding. According to the CPSC, six out of every ten skate-board injuries occur with children under the age of fifteen. Sprains, fractures, contusions and abrasions are the most common skateboarding injuries.

Appropriate protective gear is essential for safety when skating and skate-boarding. Protective gear includes wrist guards, knee pads, gloves and elbow pads have been known to prevent injuries. These protective devices are designed to absorb the impact of a fall, avoid gravel bums and scrapes as well as fractured and broken bones. This

legislation will significantly reduce the number of injuries if protective gear is worn thereby decreasing the likelihood of hospital visits and its associated medical expenses.

EXISTING LAW: None.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.123A - Amended and Recommit to Consumer Protection 2011: S.123 - Defeated in Consumer Protection 2010: S.3642 - Referred to Consumer Protection 2009: S.3642 - Reported and Committed to Codes/A.4285A Passed Assembly 2007-08: A.437 - Passed Assembly 2005-06: A.686B - Reported Referred to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect one year after enactment


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 794 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing that persons participating in a non-commercial fishing class or clinic sponsored by a school or university are exempt from fishing license requirements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 11-0707 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows: 10. PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN A NON-COMMERCIAL FISHING CLASS OR CLINIC SPONSORED BY A SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY MAY TAKE FISH AND FROGS AS IF THEY HELD FISHING LICENSES EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY NOT TAKE BAIT FISH BY NET OR TRAP. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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