senate Bill S387A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Exempts operators of law enforcement and fire department vessels from laws which regulate vessels on the navigable waters of the state while responding to emergencies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2016 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 387a
May 04, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2016 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2016 1st report cal.611
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 29, 2015 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 26, 2015 1st report cal.139
Jan 07, 2015 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Apr 12, 2016 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
1
Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 12, 2016

excused (1)

Feb 26, 2015 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S387
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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S387 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7087
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §39-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S584
2011-2012: S922
2013-2014: S1504, A7656
2017-2018: S1185, A7612
2019-2020: S3012, A7931

S387 - Summary

Exempts operators of law enforcement and fire department vessels from laws which regulate vessels on the navigable waters of the state while such operators are in the course of responding to emergencies.

S387 - Sponsor Memo

S387 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   387

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  navigation  law,  in  relation  to providing an
  exemption from certain laws for operators of law  enforcement  vessels
  responding to emergencies on the navigable waters of the state

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

  Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section  39-b
to read as follows:
  S  39-B. LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSELS. 1. THE OPERATOR OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT
VESSEL, WHEN INVOLVED IN AN EMERGENCY OPERATION ON THE NAVIGABLE  WATERS
OF  THE  STATE, MAY EXERCISE THE PRIVILEGES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO
OF THIS SECTION, BUT SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISIONS
THREE AND FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
  2. THE OPERATOR OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSEL  MAY  DISREGARD  ANY  LAW,
RULE  OR  REGULATION  OF  THIS  STATE OR ANY LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE OF A
MUNICIPALITY OF THIS STATE GOVERNING THE MOVEMENT OR TURNING OF  VESSELS
UPON SUCH NAVIGABLE WATERS.
  3.  THE PRIVILEGES GRANTED TO THE OPERATOR OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSEL
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL  APPLY  ONLY  WHEN  AUDIBLE  SIGNALS  ARE
SOUNDED FROM ANY SUCH VESSEL WHILE IN MOTION BY BELL, HORN, SIREN, ELEC-
TRONIC  DEVICE  OR  EXHAUST  WHISTLE AS MAY BE REASONABLY NECESSARY, AND
WHEN THE VESSEL IS EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST ONE LIGHTED LAMP SO THAT  FROM
ANY  DIRECTION,  UNDER  NORMAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS FROM A DISTANCE OF
FIVE HUNDRED FEET FROM SUCH VESSEL, AT LEAST  ONE  BLUE  LIGHT  WILL  BE
DISPLAYED AND VISIBLE.
  4.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT RELIEVE THE OPERATOR OF A
LAW ENFORCEMENT VESSEL FROM THE DUTY TO OPERATE  SUCH  VESSEL  WITH  DUE
REGARD  FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONS, NOR SHALL SUCH PROVISIONS PROTECT
THE OPERATOR FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS OR HER RECKLESS DISREGARD  FOR
THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

S387A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7087
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §39-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S584
2011-2012: S922
2013-2014: S1504, A7656
2017-2018: S1185, A7612
2019-2020: S3012, A7931

S387A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts operators of law enforcement and fire department vessels from laws which regulate vessels on the navigable waters of the state while such operators are in the course of responding to emergencies.

S387A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S387A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 387--A
    Cal. No. 611

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism,  Parks  and  Recreation  --  recommitted  to the Committee on
  Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and  Recreation  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to  amend  the  navigation  law,  in  relation  to  providing  an
  exemption  from certain laws for operators of law enforcement and fire
  department vessels responding to emergencies on the  navigable  waters
  of the state

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

  Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section  39-b
to read as follows:
  S  39-B.  LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT VESSELS. 1. THE OPERATOR
OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT  VESSEL,  WHEN  INVOLVED  IN  AN
EMERGENCY  OPERATION  ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE STATE, MAY EXERCISE
THE PRIVILEGES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, BUT SUBJECT
TO THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE  AND  FOUR  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  2.  THE  OPERATOR  OF  A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT VESSEL MAY
DISREGARD ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION OF THIS STATE OR ANY LOCAL LAW  OR
ORDINANCE  OF  A  MUNICIPALITY  OF  THIS STATE GOVERNING THE MOVEMENT OR
TURNING OF VESSELS UPON SUCH NAVIGABLE WATERS.
  3. THE PRIVILEGES GRANTED TO THE OPERATOR OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE
DEPARTMENT VESSEL PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY ONLY WHEN AUDIBLE
SIGNALS ARE SOUNDED FROM ANY SUCH VESSEL WHILE IN MOTION BY BELL,  HORN,
SIREN,  ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR EXHAUST WHISTLE AS MAY BE REASONABLY NECES-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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