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File #: Int 0341-2006    Version: Name: Prohibiting the use of non-wood bats by minors.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 5/10/2006
Enactment date: 4/23/2007 Law number: 2007/020
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of non-wood bats.
Sponsors: James S. Oddo, Lewis A. Fidler, Helen Sears, Thomas White, Jr., Michael E. McMahon, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Simcha Felder, Miguel Martinez, Bill De Blasio, Dennis P. Gallagher, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Rosie Mendez, Diana Reyna, Gale A. Brewer, Kendall Stewart, David Yassky, Michael C. Nelson, Larry B. Seabrook, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Eric N. Gioia, Charles Barron, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Maria Baez, Annabel Palma, James Vacca, G. Oliver Koppell, Sara M. Gonzalez, Jessica S. Lappin, Albert Vann, Vincent Ignizio, Joel Rivera, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 33
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 341 - 5/10/06, 2. Proposed Int. No. 341A - 10/23/06, 3. Memorandum In Support, 4. Committee Report 10/23/06, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/23/06, 6. Committee Report 3/12/07, 7. Hearing Transcript 3/12/07, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3/14/07, 10. Press Release 4/2/07, 11. Mayor's Veto Message, 12. Committee Report 4/18/07, 13. Hearing Transcript 4/18/07, 14. Press Release 4/23/07, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4/23/07, 16. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/23/2007AJames S. Oddo City Council Overridden by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2007AJames S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2007AJames S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/2007AJames S. Oddo Mayor Vetoed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/2007AJames S. Oddo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/2007AJames S. Oddo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2007*James S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2007*James S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2007*James S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2007AJames S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2006*James S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2006*James S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2006*James S. Oddo Committee on Youth Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2006*James S. Oddo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2006*James S. Oddo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 341-A
 
By Council Members Oddo, Fidler, Sears, White Jr., McMahon, Vallone Jr., Felder, Martinez, de Blasio, Gallagher, Comrie, Mendez, Reyna, Brewer, Stewart, Yassky, Nelson, Seabrook, Addabbo Jr., Recchia Jr., Gioia, Barron, Arroyo, Baez, Palma, Vacca, Koppell, Gonzalez, Lappin, Vann, Ignizio, Rivera and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of non-wood bats.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Declaration of legislative findings and intent.  The Council hereby finds that the use of non-wood bats poses an unacceptable risk of injury to children, particularly those who play competitive high school baseball.
§2. Title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-165 to read as follows:
§10-165 Prohibition of use of non-wood bats. a. Definitions. When used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
      1. "Competitive baseball game" shall mean any organized baseball game at which a certified umpire officiates and which takes place in the city of New York.
      2. "High school age children" shall mean persons older than thirteen years of age, but younger than eighteen years of age.
      3. "School" shall mean any public or private school which includes any grade nine through twelve and which is located in the city of New York.
       4. "Wood bat" shall mean any baseball bat constructed exclusively of wood or any wood laminated or wood composite bat, which is approved by major league baseball, pursuant to such organization's official rules, for major league or minor league baseball play; provided that such term shall not include any bat made in whole or in part of metal, including, but not limited to, aluminum, magnesium, scandium, titanium or any other alloy compound.
b. Only wood bats shall be used in any competitive baseball game in which high school age children are participants and which involves the participation and/or sponsorship of a school.
 
      §3. This local law shall take effect on September 1, 2007.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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