senate Bill S2384
(R, C, IP) 51st Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Permits holders of class DJ and class MJ licenses outside of the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, and New York City to drive to volunteer fire and ambulance activities.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to permitting holders
of class DJ and class MJ licenses to drive to volunteer fire and
To permit young people who hold junior drivers licenses to
drive at night to participate in volunteer fire and ambulance
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would amend Section 501 of the
Vehicle and Traffic Law to authorize junior license holders to drive
at night when traveling to or from a fire, alarm of fire, accident or
alarm of accident for the provision of volunteer fire or ambulance
Currently, drivers holding a junior license may
drive between the hours of nine o'clock in the evening to live
o'clock in the morning only when going to and from school or to or
from a place of business where the holder is employed on a regularly
scheduled basis, unless accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian.
A young person may not drive to and from volunteer fire or ambulance
activities during these hours under current law.
Young people should be encouraged to participate in volunteer fire
and ambulance service. Not only do these individuals provide
important volunteer emergency services to their communities. but
service at a young age may make it more likely that these individuals
will continue to serve with volunteer fire and ambulance companies
throughout their lives. This bill will ensure that young people are
not hindered in their efforts to participate in volunteer fire and
ambulance services due to the current restrictions on junior licenses.
S.3053 of 2009-10; S.5775-A of 2008.
180 days after becoming a law.
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