senate Bill S4713

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to youth programs sponsored by fire departments

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Jun 12, 2012 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1191
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Apr 15, 2011 referred to local government

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S4713 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5292
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง204-b, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2402, A9877

S4713 - 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:S4713

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
S.2402 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4713

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation  to  participants
  in youth programs sponsored by fire departments

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 204-b  of  the  general  municipal
law,  as added by chapter 386 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. All activities of participants in such program shall be approved in
advance by the chief, or his OR HER designee. [No activities may include
emergency duties in connection with  fire  department  or  fire  company
operations or any other hazardous activity.] 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.
SUCH  PARTICIPANT  CANNOT  RESPOND  TO  AN  EMERGENCY ON A VEHICLE USING
LIGHTS AND/OR SIRENS.  FURTHERMORE, SUCH PARTICIPANTS MAY  NOT  ENTER  A
BURNING  STRUCTURE NOR SHALL PARTICIPANTS IN A YOUTH PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION FALL UNDER THE DEFINITION OF ACTIVE  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER
AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00314-01-1

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