assembly Bill A9617A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to designating human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 08, 2016 print number 9617a
Apr 08, 2016 amend and recommit to transportation
Mar 22, 2016 referred to transportation

A9617 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7013
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§101 & 114-b, add §117-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A438, S2162
2019-2020: A3690, S1422

A9617 - Summary

Designates human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles which shall permit the operator of such vehicles certain privileges when involved in an emergency operation.

A9617 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9617

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  designating
  human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles

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

  Section 1. Section 101 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
chapter 446 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S  101.  Authorized emergency vehicle. Every ambulance, police vehicle
or bicycle, correction vehicle, fire vehicle,  civil  defense  emergency
vehicle,  emergency  ambulance  service vehicle, blood delivery vehicle,
HUMAN ORGAN DELIVERY VEHICLE, county emergency medical services vehicle,
environmental emergency response  vehicle,  sanitation  patrol  vehicle,
hazardous  materials  emergency vehicle and ordnance disposal vehicle of
the armed forces of the United States.
  S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
117-e to read as follows:
  S  117-E.  HUMAN  ORGAN DELIVERY VEHICLE. ANY VEHICLE WHICH IS USED OR
INTENDED TO BE USED AND IS MAINTAINED OR OPERATED  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
TRANSPORTING  HUMAN  ORGANS  OR  HUMAN TISSUE ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS.  NO
HUMAN ORGAN DELIVERY VEHICLE SHALL BE OPERATED AS AN AUTHORIZED EMERGEN-
CY VEHICLE ENGAGED IN AN EMERGENCY OPERATION UNLESS THE DRIVER  OF  SUCH
VEHICLE  HAS UNDERGONE APPROPRIATE TRAINING FOR THE OPERATION OF AUTHOR-
IZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES DURING EMERGENCY OPERATIONS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14459-02-6

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A9617A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7013
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§101 & 114-b, add §117-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A438, S2162
2019-2020: A3690, S1422

A9617A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles which shall permit the operator of such vehicles certain privileges when involved in an emergency operation.

A9617A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9617--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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 designating
  human organ delivery vehicles as authorized emergency vehicles

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

  Section  1.  Section 101 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 446 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S 101. Authorized emergency vehicle. Every ambulance,  police  vehicle
or  bicycle,  correction  vehicle, fire vehicle, civil defense emergency
vehicle, emergency ambulance service vehicle,  blood  delivery  vehicle,
HUMAN ORGAN DELIVERY VEHICLE, county emergency medical services vehicle,
environmental  emergency  response  vehicle,  sanitation patrol vehicle,
hazardous materials emergency vehicle and ordnance disposal  vehicle  of
the armed forces of the United States.
  S 2. Section 114-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chap-
ter 460 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S 114-b. Emergency operation. The operation, or parking, of an author-
ized  emergency  vehicle, when such vehicle is engaged in transporting a
sick or injured person,  transporting  prisoners,  delivering  blood  or
blood  products in a situation involving an imminent health risk, TRANS-
PORTING HUMAN ORGANS, HUMAN TISSUE OR MEDICAL PERSONNEL FOR THE  PURPOSE
OF  ORGAN  RECOVERY  OR TRANSPLANTATION, pursuing an actual or suspected
violator of the law, or responding to, or working or  assisting  at  the
scene  of  an  accident, disaster, police call, alarm of fire, actual or
potential release of hazardous materials or other emergency.   Emergency
operation shall not include returning from such service.
  S  3.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
117-e to read as follows:
  S 117-E. HUMAN ORGAN DELIVERY VEHICLE. ANY VEHICLE WHICH  IS  OPERATED
BY  OR  ON  BEHALF  OF  AN ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION, AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION FOUR THOUSAND THREE  HUNDRED  SIXTY  OF  THE
PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTING HUMAN ORGANS,

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

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