senate Bill S4765A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the use of seatbelts by volunteer firefighters

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2012 print number 4765a
Apr 30, 2012 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.520
Apr 20, 2011 referred to transportation

S4765 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L

S4765 - Summary

Requires the use of seatbelts by volunteer firefighters; provides exception for vehicles which do not have restraint systems provided by the manufacturer or to volunteer firefighters not seated within the confines of the vehicle or emergency medical personnel providing patient care in the rear compartment of an ambulance.

S4765 - Sponsor Memo

S4765 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 4765                                                  A. 7244

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 20, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the  use  of
  seatbelts by volunteer firefighters

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

  Section 1. Section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  THIS
SECTION,  NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE OWNED OR OPERATED
BY A VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED BY
SECTION ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW UNLESS  ALL  PASSENGERS
ARE UTILIZING SAFETY BELTS OR RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AS PROVIDED BY THE VEHI-
CLE MANUFACTURER. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO VOLUNTEER EMERGEN-
CY  MEDICAL  PERSONNEL PROVIDING PATIENT CARE IN THE REAR COMPARTMENT OF
AN AMBULANCE PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSONNEL ARE PROVIDING CARE IN  ACCORD-
ANCE  WITH  APPLICABLE  PATIENT CARE STANDARDS OR GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. A CLAIM  FOR  BENE-
FITS  FILED  PURSUANT  TO THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW OR THE
VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS' BENEFIT LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED  SOLELY  ON
THE BASIS OF FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10761-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the use of seatbelts by volunteer firefighters; provides exception for vehicles which do not have restraint systems provided by the manufacturer or to volunteer firefighters not seated within the confines of the vehicle or emergency medical personnel providing patient care in the rear compartment of an ambulance.

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4765A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 4765--A                                            A. 7244--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             April 20, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, MURRAY, GUNTHER -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. LIFTON, D. MILLER, RABBITT -- read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Transportation -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the use of
  seatbelts by volunteer firefighters

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

  Section 1. Section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  THIS
SECTION, NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE OWNED OR  OPERATED
BY A VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE AS DEFINED BY
SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW UNLESS ALL PASSENGERS
SEATED IN THE VEHICLE ARE UTILIZING SAFETY BELTS OR RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AS
PROVIDED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER. THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  NOT  APPLY
TO VEHICLES WHICH DO NOT HAVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS PROVIDED BY THE MANUFAC-
TURER OR TO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS NOT SEATED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE
VEHICLE  OR  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  PERSONNEL PROVIDING PATIENT CARE IN THE
REAR COMPARTMENT OF  AN  AMBULANCE  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH  PERSONNEL  ARE
PROVIDING  CARE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE PATIENT CARE STANDARDS OR
GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH
LAW.  A CLAIM FOR BENEFITS FILED PURSUANT TO THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS'

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10761-03-2

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