Requires children's non-regulated camps to register annually with the department of state; imposes civil penalties for violations; requires the department of state to submit a report to the department of health that includes a list of all registered children's non-regulated camps within the state; the location of each children's non-regulated camp; how many children attend a children's non-regulated camp; and a list of all entities that committed a violation of this section for the previous calendar year.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 6, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, SIMON, QUART, WILLIAMS -- read once
and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection --
recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in
accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to children's
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 398-f of the general business law is amended by
2 adding four new subdivisions 4, 5, 6 and 7 to read as follows:
3 4. (a) All children's non-regulated camps, as defined in subdivision
4 one of this section, shall register annually with the department of
6 (b) No person, firm, corporation or association shall operate in this
7 state without registering with such department.
8 (c) A knowing violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil
9 penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars for each violation.
10 5. The fee to register shall be two hundred fifty dollars, except that
11 no fee shall be charged in the case of a children's non-regulated camp
12 operated by a person, firm, corporation or association for charitable,
13 philanthropic or religious purposes.
14 6. The department of state shall submit an annual report to the
15 department of health that includes a list of all registered children's
16 non-regulated camps within the state; the location of each children's
17 non-regulated camp; how many children attend a children's non-regulated
18 camp; and a list of all entities that committed a violation of this
19 section for the previous calendar year.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 248--A 2
1 7. Non-regulated camps shall not be required to register with the
2 department under subdivision four of this section or pay any fee under
3 subdivision five of this section until thirty days after the department
4 has promulgated regulations and created any forms and notices necessary
5 for a camp to comply with such subdivisions.
6 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.