senate Bill S1175

2013-2014 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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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 4, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S1175
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1175 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1104, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4417

S1175 - 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.

S1175 - Sponsor Memo

S1175 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1175

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- 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.
                                                           LBD04586-01-3

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