Requires helicopter pilots to have completed a helicopter safety and risk management training course utilizing a flight simulator training device certified by either the federal aviation administration or the European aviation safety agency before operating a helicopter within the state.
STATE OF NEW YORK
April 13, 2020
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring heli-
copter pilots to have completed certain training before operating a
helicopter within the state
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 241 of the general business law, as added by chap-
2 ter 233 of the laws of 1928, is amended to read as follows:
3 § 241. Qualifications of operator; federal license; helicopter safety.
4 1. The public safety requiring, and the advantages of uniform regulation
5 making it desirable, in the interest of aeronautical progress, that a
6 person engaging within this state in operating aircraft, in any form of
7 avigation for which a license to operate aircraft issued by the United
8 States government would then be required if such avigation were inter-
9 state, should have the qualifications necessary for obtaining and hold-
10 ing such a license, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in
11 operating aircraft within the state, in any such form of avigation,
12 unless he or she have such a license.
13 2. In addition to the requirements of subdivision one of this section,
14 it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in operating a helicopter
15 within the state, in any such form of avigation, unless he or she has
16 completed a helicopter safety and risk management training course
17 utilizing a flight simulator training device certified by either the
18 federal aviation administration or the European aviation safety agency.
19 § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
20 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.