S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 15, 2011
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to participants
in youth programs sponsored by fire departments
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 204-b of the general municipal
law, as added by chapter 386 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
5. All activities of participants in such program shall be approved in
advance by the chief, or his OR HER designee. [No activities may include
emergency duties in connection with fire department or fire company
operations or any other hazardous activity.] PARTICIPANTS MAY RESPOND TO
AN EMERGENCY OR HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY, BUT SHALL REMAIN IN A DESIGNATED OR
MARKED OFF AREA THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE CHIEF OR OFFICER IN CHARGE.
SUCH PARTICIPANT CANNOT RESPOND TO AN EMERGENCY ON A VEHICLE USING
LIGHTS AND/OR SIRENS. FURTHERMORE, SUCH PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT ENTER A
BURNING STRUCTURE NOR SHALL PARTICIPANTS IN A YOUTH PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION FALL UNDER THE DEFINITION OF ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.