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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S393
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S393 - Details
S393 - Summary
Relates to emergency rule with respect to the removal of vehicles from public streets and highways.
S393 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S393 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to emergency rule with respect to the removal of vehicles from public streets and highways PURPOSE: To allow police officers and other public officers to direct that vehicles and their contents be removed from public highways and to relieve such Police officer and public officers, and anyone acting pursuant to their direction from liability for such removal, unless such removal was carried out in a reckless or grossly negligent manner. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new paragraph to section 1602 of the vehicle and traffic law to accomplish the foregoing. JUSTIFICATION: Numerous studies have indicated that delays in clearing highways of wrecked or damaged vehicles often leads to secondary accidents and a loss of productivity by persons who are inconvenienced by highways that are closed as the result of accidents. For this reason, many police agencies and political subdivisions have adopted "quick clearance" procedures that are designed to open highways in as short a time as possible. These
S393 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 393 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- 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 emergency rule with respect to the removal of vehicles from public streets and highways THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1602 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows: (E) A POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER PUBLIC OFFICER WHO HAS BEEN DESIGNATED BY THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF TO REGULATE TRAFFIC AT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT OR SPECIAL EMERGENCY MAY, IN THE INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE, DIRECT THAT A VEHICLE AND ITS CONTENTS BE REMOVED FROM A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY. SUCH POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER PUBLIC OFFICER AND ANY PERSON ACTING PURSUANT TO HIS OR HER DIRECTION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO SUCH VEHICLE OR ITS CONTENTS UNLESS SUCH REMOVAL WAS CARRIED OUT IN A RECKLESS OR GROSSLY NEGLIGENT MANNER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00701-01-3
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