senate Bill S2402

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to youth programs sponsored by fire departments

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Feb 19, 2009 referred to local government

S2402 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9877
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง204-b, Gen Muni L

S2402 - Bill Texts

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Relates to youth programs sponsored by fire departments; provides that 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; provides such participant cannot respond to an emergency on a vehicle using lights and/or sirens; furthermore, such participants may not enter a burning structure.

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BILL NUMBER: S2402

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to participants
in youth programs sponsored by fire departments

PURPOSE :
This bill will allow for an increased amount of exposure for youth
programs in order to facilitate more of a learning experience for
participants interested in the firefighting field.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This bill would amend Section 1, subdivision 5 of section 204-b of the
general municipal law, as added by chapter 386 of the laws of 1978.

JUSTIFICATION :
Current laws prohibit student volunteers to observe an active
emergency. This bill will allow observation of an active emergency
with stipulations that will be regulated by the chief, which will
include safe areas for the volunteer to observe and still allow for a
learning experience.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.6562 of 2004, S.516 of 2005/2006, S.588 of 2007/2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This law shall take effect immediately.
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