senate Bill S5507A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1101
May 30, 2013 print number 5507a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
May 16, 2013 referred to transportation

S5507 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1144-a, V & T L

S5507 - Summary

Relates to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder.

S5507 - Sponsor Memo

S5507 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5507

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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 or hazard vehicle

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

  Section 1. Section 1144-a of the vehicle and traffic law,  as  amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle. (a) Every oper-
ator 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, TRAVEL LANES 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. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways, PUBLIC HIGHWAYS 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 OR LANE where such authorized emergency vehicle display-
ing one or more red or combination red and 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 OR THE DRIVER IS ABLE  TO  SAFELY  DO
SO.
  (b) Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid
colliding  with a hazard vehicle which is parked, stopped or standing on

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09426-04-3

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S5507A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1144-a, V & T L

S5507A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder.

S5507A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5507A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5507--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted 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 or hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder

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

  Section 1. Section 1144-a of the vehicle and traffic law,  as  amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  1144-a. Operation of vehicles when approaching a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency [vehicle] or hazard vehicle  OR  VOLUNTEER
FIRST  RESPONDER.  (a)  Every operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise
due care to avoid colliding with [an authorized emergency] A  DESIGNATED
vehicle  which  is  parked,  stopped or standing on the shoulder, TRAVEL
LANES or any portion of [such] A PUBLIC  highway  and  such  [authorized
emergency]  DESIGNATED vehicle is displaying one or more red or combina-
tion red and  white,  AMBER,  BLUE  OR  GREEN  lights  pursuant  to  the
provisions  of [paragraph] PARAGRAPHS two, THREE, FOUR OR FIVE of subdi-
vision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of this  chapter.
For  operators  of  motor  vehicles  on  parkways,  PUBLIC  HIGHWAYS  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  OR  LANE where such [authorized emergency] DESIGNATED
vehicle displaying one or more red or combination red and white,  AMBER,
BLUE OR GREEN lights pursuant to the provisions of paragraph two, THREE,
FOUR  OR FIVE 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09426-07-3

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