senate Bill S7938

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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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 07, 2016 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1471
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 26, 2016 referred to transportation

S7938 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8702A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง502 & 1144-a, V & T L

S7938 - Summary

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

S7938 - Sponsor Memo

S7938 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7938

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 26, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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, 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-
ty" awareness as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to  exer-