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February 28, 2013
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California bill would require ski resort accident reporting

A California senator has introduced a bill that would require ski resorts to prepare public reports of safety procedures, as well as injuries and deaths.

California Senate Bill 564 would require ski resorts to prepare an annual safety plan that includes detailed descriptions of all the resorts safety and accident prevention activities. It would also require ski resorts to create monthly and annual reports of all known deaths and injures of resort patrons.

The bill was introduced by Senator Bill Monning, D-Carmel, on Feb. 22.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a similar bill in 2010, saying the extra reporting requirements would put unnecessary burdens on resorts, while not assuring a significant reduction in ski and snowboard-related injuries and fatalities.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 28, 2013 08:21PM Published Feb 28, 2013 08:19PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.