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AB-1652 Public safety: ski resorts.(2009-2010)

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Enrolled  August 31, 2010
Passed  IN  Senate  August 23, 2010
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 25, 2010
Amended  IN  Senate  August 09, 2010
Amended  IN  Senate  July 15, 2010
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 17, 2010
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 06, 2010
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 12, 2010
Amended  IN  Assembly  February 25, 2010

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2009–2010 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1652


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Jones
(Principal Coauthor(s): Senator Yee)

January 14, 2010


An act to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 115815) to Chapter 4 of Part 10 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public safety.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1652, Jones. Public safety: ski resorts.
Existing law regulates certain behavior related to recreational activities and public safety, including, among other activities, skateboarding and recreational water use.
This bill would require ski resorts to prepare an annual safety plan, make the safety plan available to the public within 30 days of receipt of a request, and make available to the public, within 30 days of receipt of a request, a monthly report with specified details about any fatal incidents at the resort which resulted from a recreational activity. The bill would also require a ski resort to establish its own signage policy and its own safety padding policy for the resort.
The bill would also provide that it shall become operative only if SB 880 is also enacted.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 4 (commencing with Section 115815) is added to Chapter 4 of Part 10 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
Article  4. Ski Resorts

115815.
 A ski resort that operates in California shall do all of the following:
(a) Prepare an annual safety plan that conforms with the requirements of federal regulations applicable to ski resorts operating on federal property.
(b) Make the annual safety plan available to the public at the ski resort, upon request, within 30 days of receipt of such a request.
(c) Make available to the public, within 30 days of receipt of a request, a monthly report containing the following information, if known:
(1) A description of each incident resulting in a fatality which occurred on the ski resort property and resulted from a recreational activity, such as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, that the resort is designed to provide.
(2) The age of each person fatally injured in an incident identified in paragraph (1), the type of recreational activity involved, the cause of the fatality, the location at the resort where the incident occurred, and the name of any facility where medical treatment was provided. The report shall not identify a deceased person by name or address.
(d) Establish its own signage policy used to indicate the ski area boundaries, closed areas, relative degree of slope difficulty, and other safety and educational information.
(e) Establish its own policy for safety padding or other barriers for lift towers and fixed snowmaking equipment located on or in close proximity to groomed ski runs.

SEC. 2.This act shall become operative only if Senate Bill 880 of the 2009–10 Regular Session is also enacted.