senate Bill S2318A

Signed by Governor Amended

Includes emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light combinations in provisions of law requiring operators of vehicles to exercise due care when approaching

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2318A
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.826
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2318B
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A1382B
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.496
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.248

Summary

Includes emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light color combinations in provisions of law that require operators of vehicles to exercise due care when approaching.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2318
S2318A
S2318B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6119A

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BILL NUMBER:S2318A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked,
stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle

PURPOSE: This bill would expand current vehicle and traffic law to
include emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light
combinations in provisions of law requiring operators of vehicles to
exercise due care when approaching.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends subdivision a of section 1144-a of the vehicle and
traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011 to require
motor vehicles to move over for an authorized emergency vehicle that
is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of a
highway to now include blue or white lights, or a combination of red,
blue or white lights.

Section 2. Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the National Safety Commission, every
year thousands of law enforcement officers and emergency responders
are injured or killed by passing vehicles on our nations roads and
highways. New York state previously passed legislation making it
mandatory for all motorists to move over to adjacent lanes when
passing emergency vehicles displaying red or a combination of red and
white flashing lights. This bill will serve to improve the overall
safety for emergency personnel by amending this law to now include all
flashing emergency lights (red, blue, white, or a combination of any
or all of these lights).

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 - S.6119A/A.9144A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 2318--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Transportation  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  the  opera-
  tion  of  vehicles  when  approaching  a  parked,  stopped or standing
  authorized emergency vehicle

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1144-a of the vehicle and traf-
fic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding  with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped
or standing on the shoulder or any portion  of  such  highway  and  such
authorized  emergency  vehicle  is  displaying  one or more red, BLUE OR
WHITE or ANY combination OF red [and], BLUE OR white lights pursuant  to
the  provisions  of  paragraph  two  of subdivision forty-one of section
three hundred seventy-five of this chapter. For operators of motor vehi-
cles on parkways or controlled access  highways,  such  due  care  shall
include,  but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is
immediately adjacent to the shoulder  where  such  authorized  emergency
vehicle  displaying one or more red, BLUE OR WHITE or ANY combination OF
red [and], BLUE OR white lights pursuant to the provisions of  paragraph
two  of  subdivision  forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of
this chapter is parked, stopped or standing to  another  lane,  provided
that  such  movement  otherwise  complies  with the requirements of this
chapter including, but not limited to, the provisions of sections eleven
hundred ten of this title and eleven hundred twenty-eight of this title.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04029-02-3

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