assembly Bill A8702A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2016 signed chap.97
Jul 13, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.286
substituted for a8702a
Jun 15, 2016 substituted by s7938
Jun 14, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.286
rules report cal.286
reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2016 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2016 print number 8702a
May 20, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 13, 2016 referred to transportation

A8702 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7938
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 1144-a, V & T L

A8702 - Summary

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

A8702 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8702

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred 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 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, subdivision (a) as amended by  chap-
ter 248 of the laws of 2013, 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 two, THREE, FOUR OR FIVE of subdivision forty-
one of section  three  hundred  seventy-five  of  this  chapter  [or  is
displaying  one  or  more  blue, combination blue and red or combination
blue, red and white lights pursuant to the provisions of subparagraph  b
of  paragraph  four  of  subdivision  forty-one of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter]. For operators of motor vehicles on  park-
ways, 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[, blue or
white] or [any] combination of red  and  white,  AMBER,  BLUE  OR  GREEN
lights [or blue or combination blue and red or combination blue, red and
white  lights]  pursuant to the provisions of paragraph two [or subpara-
graph b of paragraph four, as applicable], THREE, FOUR OR FIVE of subdi-
vision forty-one of section three hundred seventy-five of  this  chapter
is  parked,  stopped  or  standing  to another lane, provided [that such

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

A8702A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7938
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502 & 1144-a, V & T L

A8702A (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.

A8702A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8702--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted 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  vehi-
  cle displaying a blue or green light

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 502 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read
as follows:
  3. Application for learner's permit. An application  for  a  learner's
permit  shall  be included in the application for a license. A learner's
permit shall be issued in such form as the commissioner shall  determine
but shall not be issued unless the applicant has successfully passed the
vision test required by this section and the test set forth in paragraph
(a) of subdivision four of this section with respect to laws relating to
traffic and ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols and
has  satisfactorily  completed any course required pursuant to paragraph
(a) of subdivision four of this section. Upon acceptance of an  applica-
tion for a learner's permit the commissioner shall provide the applicant
with  a  driver's  manual  which includes but is not limited to the laws
relating to traffic, the laws relating to and physiological  effects  of
driving  while  ability  impaired and driving while intoxicated, the law
for exercising due care to avoid colliding with  a  parked,  stopped  or
standing  [authorized  emergency  vehicle or hazard] vehicle pursuant to
section eleven hundred forty-four-a of  this  chapter,  explanations  of
traffic signs and symbols and such other matters as the commissioner may
prescribe.
  S 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 502
of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (i)  Upon  submission  of  an  application for a driver's license, the
applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit  evidence
of  passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the
laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while  intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", or "Work Zone Safe-

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