senate Bill S2318A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light combinations in provisions of law requiring operators of vehicles to exercise due care when approaching

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.248
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.496
substituted for a1382b
Jun 17, 2013 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 10, 2013 amended on third reading 2318b
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 07, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jun 05, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.826
Feb 25, 2013 print number 2318a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 15, 2013 referred to transportation

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May 30, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S2318A
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committee
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 30, 2013

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Bill Amendments

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S2318 - Bill Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6119A

S2318 - Bill Texts

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Includes emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light color combinations in provisions of law that require operators of vehicles to exercise due care when approaching.

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BILL NUMBER:S2318

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked,
stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle

PURPOSE: This bill would expand current vehicle and traffic law to
include emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light
combinations in provisions of law requiring operators of vehicles to
exercise due care when approaching.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends subdivision a of section 1144-a of the vehicle and
traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011 to require
motor vehicles to move over for an authorized emergency vehicle that
is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of a
highway to now include blue, white or amber lights, or a combination
of red, blue, white or amber lights.

Section 2. Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the National Safety Commission, every
year thousands of law enforcement officers and emergency responders
are injured or killed by passing vehicles on our nations roads and
highways. New York state previously passed legislation making it
mandatory for all motorists to move over to adjacent lanes when
passing emergency vehicles displaying red or a combination of red and
white flashing lights. This bill will serve to improve the overall
safety for emergency personnel by amending this law to now include all
flashing emergency lights (red, blue, white, amber or a combination of
any or all of these lights).

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 - S.6119A/A.9144A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2318

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  vehicles  when  approaching  a  parked,  stopped or standing
  authorized emergency vehicle

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1144-a of the vehicle and traf-
fic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding  with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped
or standing on the shoulder or any portion  of  such  highway  and  such
authorized  emergency vehicle is displaying one or more red, BLUE, WHITE
OR AMBER or ANY combination OF red [and], BLUE, white  OR  AMBER  lights
pursuant  to the provisions of paragraph two of subdivision forty-one of
section three hundred seventy-five of this  chapter.  For  operators  of
motor  vehicles on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care
shall include, but not be limited to, moving from a lane which  contains
or  is  immediately adjacent to the shoulder where such authorized emer-
gency vehicle displaying one or more red, BLUE, WHITE OR  AMBER  or  ANY
combination  OF  red  [and], BLUE, white OR AMBER lights pursuant to the
provisions of paragraph two of subdivision forty-one  of  section  three
hundred  seventy-five  of this chapter is parked, stopped or standing to
another lane, provided that such movement otherwise  complies  with  the
requirements  of  this  chapter  including,  but  not  limited  to,  the
provisions of sections eleven hundred  ten  of  this  title  and  eleven
hundred twenty-eight of this title.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04029-01-3

S2318A - Bill Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6119A

S2318A - Bill Texts

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Includes emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light color combinations in provisions of law that require operators of vehicles to exercise due care when approaching.

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BILL NUMBER:S2318A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked,
stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle

PURPOSE: This bill would expand current vehicle and traffic law to
include emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light
combinations in provisions of law requiring operators of vehicles to
exercise due care when approaching.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends subdivision a of section 1144-a of the vehicle and
traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011 to require
motor vehicles to move over for an authorized emergency vehicle that
is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of a
highway to now include blue or white lights, or a combination of red,
blue or white lights.

Section 2. Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the National Safety Commission, every
year thousands of law enforcement officers and emergency responders
are injured or killed by passing vehicles on our nations roads and
highways. New York state previously passed legislation making it
mandatory for all motorists to move over to adjacent lanes when
passing emergency vehicles displaying red or a combination of red and
white flashing lights. This bill will serve to improve the overall
safety for emergency personnel by amending this law to now include all
flashing emergency lights (red, blue, white, or a combination of any
or all of these lights).

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 - S.6119A/A.9144A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 2318--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Transportation  --
  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  opera-
  tion  of  vehicles  when  approaching  a  parked,  stopped or standing
  authorized emergency vehicle

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1144-a of the vehicle and traf-
fic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding  with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped
or standing on the shoulder or any portion  of  such  highway  and  such
authorized  emergency  vehicle  is  displaying  one or more red, BLUE OR
WHITE or ANY combination OF red [and], BLUE OR white lights pursuant  to
the  provisions  of  paragraph  two  of subdivision forty-one of section
three hundred seventy-five of this chapter. For operators of motor vehi-
cles on parkways or controlled access  highways,  such  due  care  shall
include,  but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or is
immediately adjacent to the shoulder  where  such  authorized  emergency
vehicle  displaying one or more red, BLUE OR WHITE or ANY combination OF
red [and], BLUE OR white lights pursuant to the provisions of  paragraph
two  of  subdivision  forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of
this chapter is parked, stopped or standing to  another  lane,  provided
that  such  movement  otherwise  complies  with the requirements of this
chapter including, but not limited to, the provisions of sections eleven
hundred ten of this title and eleven hundred twenty-eight of this title.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04029-02-3

S2318B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1144-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6119A

S2318B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Includes emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light color combinations in provisions of law that require operators of vehicles to exercise due care when approaching.

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BILL NUMBER:S2318B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked,
stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle

PURPOSE: This bill would expand current vehicle and traffic law to
include emergency vehicles displaying certain flashing light
combinations in provisions of law requiring operators of vehicles to
exercise due care when approaching.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends subdivision a of section 1144-a of the vehicle and
traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011 to require
motor vehicles to move over for an authorized emergency vehicle that
is parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or any portion of a
highway to now include blue or white lights, or a combination of red,
blue or white lights.

Section 2. Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the National Safety Commission, every
year thousands of law enforcement officers and emergency responders
are injured or killed by passing vehicles on our nations roads and
highways. New York state previously passed legislation making it
mandatory for all motorists to move over to adjacent lanes when
passing emergency vehicles displaying red or a combination of red and
white flashing lights. This bill will serve to improve the overall
safety for emergency personnel by amending this law to now include all
flashing emergency lights (red, blue, white, or a combination of any
or all of these lights).

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 - S.6119A/A.9144A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in
the same manner as section 3 of chapter 458 of the laws of 2011, takes
effect.

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

                                 2318--B
    Cal. No. 826

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Transportation  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee,  ordered  to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
  passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  recon-
  sidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  the  opera-
  tion  of  vehicles  when  approaching  a  parked,  stopped or standing
  authorized emergency vehicle

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (a) of section 1144-a of the vehicle and traf-
fic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding  with an authorized emergency vehicle which is parked, stopped
or standing on the shoulder or any portion  of  such  highway  and  such
authorized  emergency  vehicle is displaying one or more red or combina-
tion red and white lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph two of
subdivision forty-one of section  three  hundred  seventy-five  of  this
chapter  OR  IS DISPLAYING ONE OR MORE BLUE, COMBINATION BLUE AND RED OR
COMBINATION BLUE, RED AND WHITE LIGHTS PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
SUBPARAGRAPH  B  OF  PARAGRAPH  FOUR OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION
THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER.    For  operators  of  motor
vehicles  on parkways or controlled access highways, such due care shall
include, but not be limited to, moving from a lane which contains or  is
immediately  adjacent  to  the  shoulder where such authorized emergency
vehicle displaying one or more red, BLUE OR WHITE or ANY combination  OF
red  and white lights OR BLUE OR COMBINATION BLUE AND RED OR COMBINATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04029-05-3

S. 2318--B                          2

BLUE, RED AND WHITE LIGHTS pursuant to the provisions of  paragraph  two
OR  SUBPARAGRAPH  B  OF  PARAGRAPH  FOUR,  AS  APPLICABLE of subdivision
forty-one of section three  hundred  seventy-five  of  this  chapter  is
parked, stopped or standing to another lane, provided that such movement
otherwise  complies with the requirements of this chapter including, but
not limited to, the provisions of sections eleven hundred  ten  of  this
title and eleven hundred twenty-eight of this title.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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