senate Bill S3733

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the use of seatbelts by volunteer firefighters

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Mar 07, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 06, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 05, 2013 1st report cal.163
Feb 13, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 5, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S3733
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3733 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4765A

S3733 - 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.

S3733 - Sponsor Memo

S3733 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3733

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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  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'
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.
                                                           LBD08936-01-3

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