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                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                          612

                              2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    January 9, 2009
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

       AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  the  use  of
         metal bats in little league games

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
    2  392-j to read as follows:
    3    S 392-J. USE OF METAL BATS PROHIBITED. NO LEAGUE, GROUP,  ASSOCIATION,
    4  OR  OTHER ENTITY THAT OPERATES ANY BASEBALL LEAGUE FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER
    5  THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, SHALL ALLOW ANY PARTICIPANT TO USE A  BASEBALL  BAT
    6  MADE  FROM ANY MATERIAL OTHER THAN WOOD. ANY SUCH LEAGUE, GROUP, ASSOCI-
    7  ATION, OR ENTITY THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE
    8  STRICTLY  LIABLE  FOR  ANY  DAMAGE ARISING FROM A BASEBALL THAT HAS BEEN
    9  STRUCK BY SUCH BAT. ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO BRINGS A CAUSE OF ACTION  AGAINST
   10  A  LEAGUE,  GROUP,  ASSOCIATION,  OR  OTHER  ENTITY  FOR  VIOLATING  THE
   11  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL ALSO BE ENTITLED TO HIS OR  HER  ATTOR-
   12  NEY`S FEES.
   13    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
   14  have become a law.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             { } is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04029-01-9
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