senate Bill S2384

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting certain holders of class DJ and class MJ licenses to drive to volunteer fire and ambulance activities

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 19, 2011 referred to transportation

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S2384 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6065
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง501, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3053

S2384 - Bill Texts

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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.

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BILL NUMBER:S2384

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
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
ambulance activities

PURPOSE:
To permit young people who hold junior drivers licenses to
drive at night to participate in volunteer fire and ambulance
activities.

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
services.

JUSTIFICATION:
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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3053 of 2009-10; S.5775-A of 2008.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
180 days after becoming a law.

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

                                  2384

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD,  BONACIC, JOHNSON, LARKIN, O'MARA -- 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 permitting
  holders of class DJ and class MJ licenses to drive to  volunteer  fire
  and ambulance activities

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 501 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as added by chapter 449 of the laws of 1989, the subdivision head-
ing and the first undesignated paragraph as amended by  chapter  173  of
the laws of 1990, subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) as amended by chap-
ter 644 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  Restrictions  on use of class DJ and class MJ licenses. A class DJ
or class MJ license shall permit the holder  to  operate  a  vehicle  in
accordance with the following restrictions:
  (a) in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk:
  (i)  for  the  purpose of driving to and from a state-approved cooper-
ative work-study educational program, or to or from an approved  program
for  credit  in  a post-secondary institution, or to or from a state-ap-
proved registered evening high school or while engaged in  farm  employ-
ment, or to or from an approved driver education course; or
  (ii)  from five o'clock in the morning to nine o'clock in the evening,
to and from a place of business where the holder is regularly  employed,
or  when  accompanied  by  a duly licensed parent, guardian, person in a
position of loco parentis, driver education teacher, or  driving  school
instructor.
  (b) in all other areas of the state, except for the city of New York:
  (i)  from  five o'clock in the morning to nine o'clock in the evening;
or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05751-01-1

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  (ii) from nine o'clock in the evening to five o'clock in  the  morning
when  going  to  or from school, or to or from a place of business where
the holder is employed on a regularly scheduled basis, OR TO OR  FROM  A
FIRE,  ALARM OF FIRE, ACCIDENT OR ALARM OF ACCIDENT FOR THE PROVISION OF
VOLUNTEER FIRE OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICES, or when accompanied by a
duly  licensed parent, guardian or one in a position of loco parentis to
the licensee.
  (c) in the city of New York, driving shall be prohibited.
  (d) for the purpose of this subdivision, the term "school" shall  mean
instruction,  education or training licensed or approved by a department
or agency of the state or training conducted by the armed forces of  the
United States except it shall not include extra-curricular activities or
social events for which scholastic credits are not given.
  (e) any person operating a motor vehicle to or from school [or], to or
from  a  place of business OR TO OR FROM PARTICIPATION IN VOLUNTEER FIRE
OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICES as authorized by this  subdivision  must
possess  documentation signed by such person's instructor [or], employer
OR VOLUNTEER FIRE OR AMBULANCE COMPANY. The commissioner shall, by regu-
lation, prescribe the form and content of such documentation.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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