Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2015
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 14, 2015
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S1685
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S1685 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S1685 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "crash zone safety act"; establishes a speed limit which is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit at and near the scene of an emergency; establishes enhanced penalties and surcharges for violations thereof; requires the establishment of a public and driver education program relating to such provisions
2015-S1685 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1685 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the penal law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the "crash zone safety act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To protect law enforcement and emergency workers by requiring motorists to move over and slow down when approaching an "Emergency Zone." The bill establishes an "Emergency Zone Education Fund" to educate the public on emergency zone safety. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 is the short title, the "Crash Zone Safety Act." Section 2 establishes the parameters of the Emergency Zone and those vehicles that are protected within the zone. The Emergency Zone is the distance along the highway extending five hundred feet of longitudinal distance with the flow of traffic and visibility from the rear of an authorized emergency vehicle, hazard vehicle or volunteer first responder that is displaying one or more red or combination red and white lights, one or more amber lights, a blue light, or green light to a point five hundred feet past any such vehicle or five hundred
2015-S1685 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1685 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- 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, the penal law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the "crash zone safety act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "crash zone safety act". S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 114-e to read as follows: S 114-E. EMERGENCY ZONE. THAT DISTANCE ALONG A HIGHWAY EXTENDING FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF LONGITUDINAL DISTANCE WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AND VISI- BILITY FROM THE REAR OF AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE, HAZARD VEHICLE OR VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDER WHICH IS PARKED, STOPPED OR STANDING ON THE SHOULDER OR ANY PORTION OF SUCH HIGHWAY WHILE SUCH VEHICLE OPERATED IN THE COURSE OF RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY AND WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS DISPLAYING ONE OR MORE RED OR COMBINATION RED AND WHITE LIGHTS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH TWO AND SUBPARAGRAPH B OF PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR ONE OR MORE AMBER LIGHTS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR A BLUE LIGHT PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH A OF PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR A GREEN LIGHT PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH FIVE OF SUBDIVISION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, TO A POINT FIVE HUNDRED FEET PAST ANY SUCH VEHICLE, OR FIVE HUNDRED FEET PAST AN EMERGENCY ZONE SIGN TO A POINT FIVE HUNDRED FEET PAST ANY SUCH VEHI- CLE, WHICHEVER SHALL BE A GREATER DISTANCE. S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 224-b to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07237-01-5
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