senate Bill S2769B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides standards of care to safely approach an emergency or hazard vehicle parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder of a highway

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2011 signed chap.458
Aug 05, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.200
substituted for a177b
Mar 29, 2011 referred to transportation
Mar 28, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 16, 2011 amended on third reading 2769b
Feb 28, 2011 amended on third reading 2769a
Feb 15, 2011 advanced to third reading
Feb 14, 2011 2nd report cal.
Feb 08, 2011 1st report cal.72
Feb 01, 2011 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S2769 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A177B
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2880, A1691

S2769 - Summary

Provides standards of care to safely approach an emergency or hazard vehicle parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder of a highway.

S2769 - Sponsor Memo

S2769 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2769

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  approaching
  a  parked,  stopped  or  standing  hazard vehicle on the shoulder of a
  highway

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 1132 to read as follows:
  S 1132. OPERATION OF VEHICLES WHEN APPROACHING A  PARKED,  STOPPED  OR
STANDING  HAZARD  VEHICLE. EVERY OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL EXER-
CISE DUE CARE TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A HAZARD VEHICLE WHICH IS  PARKED,
STOPPED  OR  STANDING  ON THE SHOULDER OR ON ANY PORTION OF SUCH HIGHWAY
AND SUCH HAZARD VEHICLE IS DISPLAYING ONE OR MORE AMBER LIGHTS  PURSUANT
TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION
THREE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE  OF  THIS CHAPTER.   FOR OPERATORS OF MOTOR
VEHICLES 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 HAZARD VEHICLE  DISPLAY-
ING  ONE  OR  MORE  AMBER LIGHTS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH
THREE 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 ARTI-
CLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment, and/or repeal of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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

Co-Sponsors

S2769A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A177B
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2880, A1691

S2769A - Summary

Provides standards of care to safely approach an emergency or hazard vehicle parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder of a highway.

S2769A - Sponsor Memo

S2769A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2769--A
    Cal. No. 72

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, AVELLA, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  approaching
  a  parked,  stopped  or  standing  hazard vehicle on the shoulder of a
  highway

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 387 of the laws of 2010, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  3.  Application  for  learner's permit. An application for a learner's
permit shall be included in the application for a license.  A  learner's
permit  shall be issued in such form as the commissioner shall determine
but shall not be issued unless the applicant has successfully passed the
vision test required by this section and the test set forth in paragraph
(a) of subdivision four of this section with respect to laws relating to
traffic and ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols and
has satisfactorily completed any course required pursuant  to  paragraph
(a)  of subdivision four of this section. Upon acceptance of an applica-
tion for a learner's permit the commissioner shall provide the applicant
with a driver's manual which includes but is not  limited  to  the  laws
relating  to  traffic, the laws relating to and physiological effects of
driving while ability impaired and driving while  intoxicated,  the  law
for  exercising  due  care  to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency vehicle  OR  HAZARD  VEHICLE  pursuant  to
section  eleven  hundred  forty-four-a  of this chapter, explanations of
traffic signs and symbols and such other matters as the commissioner may
prescribe.

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

Co-Sponsors

S2769B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A177B
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2880, A1691

S2769B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides standards of care to safely approach an emergency or hazard vehicle parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder of a highway.

S2769B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2769B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2769--B
    Cal. No. 72

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, AVELLA, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading --  again
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  approaching
  a  parked,  stopped  or  standing  hazard vehicle on the shoulder of a
  highway

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 387 of the laws of 2010, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  3.  Application  for  learner's permit. An application for a learner's
permit shall be included in the application for a license.  A  learner's
permit  shall be issued in such form as the commissioner shall determine
but shall not be issued unless the applicant has successfully passed the
vision test required by this section and the test set forth in paragraph
(a) of subdivision four of this section with respect to laws relating to
traffic and ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols and
has satisfactorily completed any course required pursuant  to  paragraph
(a)  of subdivision four of this section. Upon acceptance of an applica-
tion for a learner's permit the commissioner shall provide the applicant
with a driver's manual which includes but is not  limited  to  the  laws
relating  to  traffic, the laws relating to and physiological effects of
driving while ability impaired and driving while  intoxicated,  the  law
for  exercising  due  care  to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency vehicle  OR  HAZARD  VEHICLE  pursuant  to
section  eleven  hundred  forty-four-a  of this chapter, explanations of

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

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