Senate Bill S5483

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to blue lights on ambulances, emergency ambulance service vehicles and county emergency medical services vehicles

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7919 - Signed by Governor


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

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2011-S5483 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7919
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L

2011-S5483 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to blue lights on ambulances, emergency ambulance service vehicles and county emergency medical services vehicles.

2011-S5483 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S5483 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5483

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 blue  lights
  on  ambulances,  emergency ambulance service vehicles and county emer-
  gency medical services vehicles

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

  Section  1. Subparagraph b of paragraph 4 of subdivision 41 of section
375 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by  chapter  465  of  the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  In addition to the red and white lights authorized to be displayed
pursuant to paragraph two of this subdivision, one or more  blue  lights
or  combination  blue  and red lights or combination blue, red and white
lights may be affixed to a police vehicle  [and],  fire  vehicle,  AMBU-
LANCE, EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE VEHICLE, AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SERVICES  VEHICLE  provided  that  such  blue  light  or lights shall be
displayed on a police vehicle [and], fire vehicle, AMBULANCE,  EMERGENCY
AMBULANCE SERVICE VEHICLE, AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLE
for  rear projection only. In the event that the trunk or rear gate of a
police vehicle  [and],  fire  vehicle,  AMBULANCE,  EMERGENCY  AMBULANCE
SERVICE VEHICLE, AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLE obstructs
or  diminishes  the visibility of other emergency lighting on such vehi-
cles, a blue light may be affixed to and displayed from the trunk,  rear
gate  or  interior  of  such vehicles. Such lights may be displayed on a
police vehicle  [and],  fire  vehicle,  AMBULANCE,  EMERGENCY  AMBULANCE
SERVICE VEHICLE, AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLE when such
vehicles  are  engaged  in  an emergency operation. Nothing contained in
this subparagraph shall be deemed to authorize the use of blue lights on
police vehicles [and], fire vehicles,  AMBULANCES,  EMERGENCY  AMBULANCE
SERVICE  VEHICLES, AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLES unless
such vehicles also display one or more red or combination red and  white
lights as otherwise authorized in this subdivision.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
              

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