Assemblyman in New York State proposes ski helmet law

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 26, 2010 5:21 pm

As we reported earlier this week, a California legislative committee advanced a bill that would require skiers and riders under the age of 18 to wear helmets while on the mountain.  And today, an Assemblyman from Brooklyn, New York, has proposed a very similar bill to the state.  Felix Ortiz first introduced a similar mandate to the Assembly back in 1998, when both Congressman Sonny Bono and Michael Kennedy died while skiing. Now, he is formally proposing the bill to the Assembly, which would make it illegal for any skier or snowboarder to ski or ride without a helmet.  Scott Brandi, the President of the Ski Areas of New York, is for helmet safety, but doesn’t believe the government should mandate ski resorts to enforce the helmet law.