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Bowl bill

Bowl bill

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S4179-2013: Requires operators of bowling centers to givecertain notices to bowlers and grants immunity from civilliability to operators of bowling centers from certain action
Requires operators of bowling centers to give certain notices to bowlers about bowling shoes andgrants immunity from civil liability to operators of bowling centers from certain actions.
Sponsor:
GALLIVAN/
Committee:
 CONSUMER PROTECTION
Law Section:
 General Business Law/
Law:
Add S390-d, Gen Bus L
S4179-2013 Actions
Mar 13, 2013: REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
S4179-2013 Meetings
Consumer Protection: May 20, 2013
S4179-2013 Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4179TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relationto requiring the operators of bowling centers to give certain noticesto bowlers and to grant immunity from civil liability to operators ofbowling centers from certain lawsuitsPURPOSE: To protect bowling center operators, who maintain a safepremises and post notices to warn patrons of the dangers of wearingbowling shoes outside, from civil liability for injuries to a bowlerfrom falls caused by a substance or material on their bowling shoes,the bowler acquired outside.SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
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Section one contains the title, the "Bowling Center Act".Section two contains definitions and provides protection from civilliability to bowling center operators, who maintain a reasonably safepremises and post conspicuous notices at every entrance and exit to warn persons of the dangers of wearing bowling shoes outside.Section three contains the effective date.JUSTIFICATION: There have been numerous instances of slips and fallsin bowling facilities as a result of individuals going outside andreturning with substances or materials on their bowling shoes. Thisbill will help to protect bowling alley operators, who maintain a safepremises and take necessary precautions to warn patrons of the dangersof wearing bowling shoes outside, from civil liability for injuries toa bowler from falls caused by a substance or material on their bowlingshoes, the bowler acquired outside, The states of Illinois andMichigan have enacted similar laws.LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.10365 of 2012.FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: NoneEFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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41792013-2014 Regular SessionsI N SENATEMarch 13, 2013 Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and whenprinted to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection  AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring theoperators of bowling centers to give certain notices to bowlers and togrant immunity from civil liability to operators of bowling centersfrom certain lawsuitsTHE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known, and may be cited as, the "bowlingcenter act". S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 390-dto read as follows: S 390-D. BOWLING CENTERS. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:(A) "BOWLER" MEANS A PERSON IN A BOWLING CENTER FOR THE PURPOSE OFRECREATIONAL OR COMPETITIVE BOWLING.(B) "BOWLING CENTER" MEANS A STRUCTURE THAT HAS AN AREA SPECIFICALLYDESIGNED TO BE USED BY THE PUBLIC FOR RECREATIONAL OR COMPETITIVE BOWLING.(C) "BOWLING SHOES" MEANS SHOES THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THEPURPOSE OF RECREATIONAL OR COMPETITIVE BOWLING.(D) "OPERATOR" MEANS A PERSON THAT OWNS, MANAGES, CONTROLS, DIRECTS,OR HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OPERATING A BOWLING CENTER.2. NOTICES. AN OPERATOR SHALL POST A CONSPICUOUS NOTICE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE NEAR EACH ENTRANCE TO AND EXIT FROM A BOWLING CENTER THATREADS AS FOLLOWS:"DO NOT WEAR BOWLING SHOES OUTSIDE. BOWLING SHOES ARE SPECIALIZEDFOOTWEAR FOR INDOOR USE ONLY. BOWLING SHOES WORN OUTSIDE MAY BE AFFECTEDBY SUBSTANCES OR MATERIALS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SNOW, ICE, RAIN,MOISTURE, FOOD, OR DEBRIS THAT MAY CAUSE THE PERSON WEARING THE BOWLINGSHOES TO SLIP, TRIP, STUMBLE, OR FALL ON THE FLOOR OR ALLEY SURFACESEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets[ ] is old law to be omitted.LBD08636-01-3 
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