Regulations and Legislation - Equine Inherent Risk
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Equine Inherent Risk:
We, as horse owners, aficionados, took action and saw this legislation pass! Together we formed a united front across the state to be seen by the NYS Legislators as a unified and large group. The Equine Community in New York State had in past years been seen as various small groups, "splintered" around the state, which was easy for legislators to ignore. New York State Horse Council and New York State Farm Bureau were successful in working together to unite equine enthusiasts across the whole Empire State to get this legistlation to pass in 2017. Thank you to all who were involved in the whole process!
New York State Horse Council and New York Farm Bureau together celebrate the passage and signing of Inherent Risk Reform for Agri-tourism and Equine Businesses (S. 1152/A. 559)
INHERENT RISK SIGNAGE INFORMATION:
Inherent Risk Guidance Information from New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets: Click Here
Letter from NYSHC President Stephen Ropel regarding signage information. Click here
To read the Senate Bill 1152-AClick here
NYSHC History regarding the process of passage of Inherent Risk for Agri-tourism and Equine Businesses:
Press Release October 24, 2017- Gov. Cuomo signs the Inherent Risk Bill
Press Release from President Steve Ropel March 1, 2017 - A letter explaining the status of and what action needs to take place regarding Equine Inherent Risk Legislation in NYS.
NYS Trial Lawyers Association Memorandum in Opposition January 17, 2017 - A letter in opposition to passage of Inherent Risk Legislation for Agriculture Tourism
Bill number A559, sponsored by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner of Saratoga Springs (member of Agriculture, Racing, Small Business and Parks, Tourism and Sports Development Committees) and 14 co-sponsors.
Bill number S1152, sponsored by Senator Ortt and 3 co-sponsors.