California bill would require ski resort accident reporting

Staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – 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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