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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to transportation|
|May 11, 2017||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S6105
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S6105 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6105 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6105 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing first responder safety zones PURPOSE : Establishes "first responder safety zones" in order to improve the safety of first responders entering the roadway in or near an emergency response station. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one defines first responder safety zones. Section two adds a new paragraph (d)to section 1144a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require motorists to yield the right of way to pedestrians and emergency vehicles in a first responder safety zone and to provide fines for first and second violations of this provision. Section three amends section 1151 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to add first responder safety zones to the right of way guaranteed by crosswalks.
S6105 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6105 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 11, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROOKS -- 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 establishing first responder safety zones THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 141-c to read as follows: § 141-C. FIRST RESPONDER SAFETY ZONE. THE AREA OR SPACE OFFICIALLY SET APART WITHIN A ROADWAY ADJACENT TO ANY FACILITY OR PARKING AREA WHERE FIRE VEHICLES, POLICE VEHICLES, AMBULANCES, OR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE VEHICLES ARE STATIONED FOR USE IN RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES, AND WHICH IS PROTECTED, MARKED OR INDICATED BY LINES OR OTHER MARKINGS ON THE SURFACE AND BY ADEQUATE SIGNS AS TO BE PLAINLY VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES WHILE SET APART AS A SAFETY ZONE. § 2. Section 1144-a of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows: (D) DURING AN ACTIVE EMERGENCY, EVERY OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO ANY FIRE VEHICLE, POLICE VEHICLE, AMBU- LANCE, OR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE VEHICLE DISPLAYING ONE OR MORE RED, WHITE, BLUE OR GREEN LIGHTS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVI- SION FORTY-ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER AND TRAVELING WITHIN OR ENTERING A FIRST RESPONDER SAFETY ZONE. A FIRST VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. A SECOND VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. § 3. The section heading and subdivision (a) of section 1151 of the vehicle and traffic law, subdivision (a) as amended by chapter 159 of the laws of 2002, are amended to read as follows: Pedestrians' right of way in crosswalks AND FIRST RESPONDER SAFETY ZONE. (a) When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in oper- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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