|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 19, 2014||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1630
|Jun 16, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7860
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7860 - Details
S7860 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7860 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to equipping vehicles with radio devices Purpose: The purpose of this bill is to improve and enhance the State's prevention, preparedness and disaster response operations by exempting authorized personnel of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) from application of Vehicle and-Traffic Law (VTL) § 397 which prohibits any person who is not a police or peace officer, or who does not possess a special permit or amateur radio license, from equipping a motor-vehicle with radio receiving sets capable of receiving signals on frequencies allocated for police use. DHSES's prevention, preparedness and response missions require that it be capable of maintaining effective and uninterrupted communications with its partner State and local agencies. Summary of Provisions: Section 1 of the bill would amend VTL § 397 to exempt authorized DHSES employees acting within the scope of their duties from enforcement of such section, thereby allowing DHSES employees to carry police-frequency radio equipment in vehicles without penalty. Section 2 would provide that the bill takes effect immediately.
S7860 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7860 I N S E N A T E June 16, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- (at request of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to equipping vehicles with radio devices THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 397 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 843 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows: S 397. Equipping motor vehicles with radio receiving sets capable of receiving signals on the frequencies allocated for police use. A person, not a police officer or peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, who equips a motor vehicle with a radio receiving set capable of receiving signals on the frequencies allocated for police use or knowingly uses a motor vehicle so equipped or who in any way knowing- ly interferes with the transmission of radio messages by the police without having first secured a permit so to do from the person author- ized to issue such a permit by the local governing body or board of the city, town or village in which such person resides, or where such person resides outside of a city or village in a county having a county police department by the board of supervisors of such county, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. Nothing in this section contained shall be construed to apply to any person who holds a valid amateur radio operator's license issued by the federal communications commission and who operates a duly licensed portable mobile transmitter and in connection therewith a receiver or receiving set on frequencies exclusively allocated by the federal communications commission to duly licensed radio amateurs, OR PROHIBIT ANY AUTHORIZED PERSON EMPLOYED BY THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM EQUIPPING A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTHORIZED, STATE-ISSUED AFFIXED, MOBILE OR PORTABLE RADIO APPARATUS CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING SIGNALS ON THE FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED FOR POLICE USE OR USING A MOTOR VEHICLE SO EQUIPPED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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