senate Bill S715

Amends the definition of "emergency service"

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Bill Status


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Amends the definition of "emergency service"; provides that such term shall include returning from the operation, or parking, of an authorized emergency vehicle, when such vehicle is engaged in transporting a sick or injured person, transporting prisoners, delivering blood or blood products in a situation involving an imminent health risk, pursuing an actual or suspected violator of the law, or responding to, or working or assisting at the scene of an accident, disaster, police call, alarm of fire, actual or potential release of hazardous materials or other emergency.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S715
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง114-b, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2762

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S715

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to emergency operation

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to allow those who drive an emergency
vehicle the ability to return from the scene with that vehicle.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Bill amends section 1. Section 114-B of the vehicle and traffic law,
as amended by chapter 460 of the laws of 1996 to read: Emergency
operation shall include returning from such service.

JUSTIFICATION:

Many counties, towns and village depend on volunteers to handle their
emergency vehicles. It is vital service to the people of New York
State.
Right now those brave men and women who drive a fire truck or any
other emergency vehicle cannot return the vehicle from the scene of
an emergency.

This has put many of our emergency personnel in a situation of
breaking the law if they do not have a CDL license. This amendment
will change the existing law to allow those who drive the emergency
vehicle to many emergency operations including a fire, disaster,
police call or scene of an accident to return that vehicle.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009 - 2010 Referred to Transportation

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   715

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  emergency
  operation

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 114-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 460 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S 114-b. Emergency operation. The operation, or parking, of an author-
ized emergency vehicle, when such vehicle is engaged in  transporting  a
sick  or  injured  person,  transporting  prisoners, delivering blood or
blood products in a situation involving an imminent health risk,  pursu-
ing  an  actual  or  suspected violator of the law, or responding to, or
working or assisting at the scene of an accident, disaster, police call,
alarm of fire, actual or potential release  of  hazardous  materials  or
other emergency.  Emergency operation shall [not] include returning from
such service.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01937-01-1

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