senate Bill S4409

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires persons operating a vessel be obedient to law enforcement vessels displaying a flashing, revolving or oscillating blue light

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
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S4409 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §201-a, Nav L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3672

S4409 - Summary

Requires that persons operating a vessel be obedient to law enforcement vessels displaying a flashing, revolving or oscillating blue light.

S4409 - Sponsor Memo

S4409 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4409

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in  relation  to  obedience  to  law
  enforcement vessels

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

  Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section 201-a
to read as follows:
  S 201-A. OBEDIENCE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSELS DISPLAYING  A  FLASHING,
REVOLVING,  OR  OSCILLATING BLUE LIGHT. 1. ANY PERSON OPERATING A VESSEL
WHO IS APPROACHING, OVERTAKING, BEING APPROACHED, OR BEING OVERTAKEN  BY
A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  VESSEL USING AUDIBLE SIGNAL DEVICE OR FLASHING BLUE
LIGHT, OR ANY VESSEL APPROACHING A  STATIONARY  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  VESSEL
DISPLAYING  FLASHING  BLUE LIGHTS: (A) SHALL IMMEDIATELY SLOW TO A SPEED
SUFFICIENT TO MAINTAIN STEERAGE ONLY; (B) SHALL ALTER ITS COURSE  WITHIN
ITS ABILITY, SO AS NOT TO INHIBIT OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE
LAW  ENFORCEMENT VESSEL; AND (C) SHALL PROCEED UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED
BY AN OFFICER IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSEL, AT A  REDUCED  SPEED  UNTIL
THE PERSON IS BEYOND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSEL.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO WILLFULLY OR NEGLIGENTLY INHIBITS OR INTERFERES WITH
ANY  LAW  ENFORCEMENT VESSEL WHILE ON THE WAY TO AN EMERGENCY CALL OR IN
THE PURSUIT OF FLEEING VIOLATORS, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT MORE
THAN TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS, OR IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN  SEVEN  DAYS
OR BOTH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10605-01-1

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