senate Bill S4417

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that no cause of action may be brought for damages as a result of the operation of an emergency vehicle when the operator was engaged in emergency operation

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jun 15, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 04, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 13, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S4417
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4417 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1104, V & T L

S4417 - Summary

Provides that no cause of action may be brought for damages as a result of the operation of an emergency vehicle when the operator was engaged in emergency operation.

S4417 - Sponsor Memo

S4417 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4417

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARTINS  --  (at  request of the Division of State
  Police) -- 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 the opera-
  tion of authorized emergency vehicles

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (e) of section 1104 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as relettered by chapter 336 of the laws of  1968,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (e)  [The  foregoing  provisions  shall  not  relieve the driver of an
authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard  for
the  safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver
from the consequences of  his  reckless  disregard  for  the  safety  of
others]  IN  ADDITION  TO  THE IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION PROVIDED FOR IN
SUBDIVISION (B) OF THIS SECTION, NO CAUSE OF ACTION MAY BE  BROUGHT  FOR
DAMAGES  AS  A  RESULT OF THE OPERATION OF AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE WHEN THE
OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE WAS ENGAGED IN EMERGENCY OPERATION AT THE TIME,
PROVIDED THAT THE OPERATOR WHO WAS ENGAGED IN SUCH  EMERGENCY  OPERATION
WAS NOT ACTING WITH RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09797-01-1

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