assembly Bill A10750

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing first responder safety zones

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Jul 09, 2020 referred to transportation

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A10750 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1761
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§141-c & 1118, amd §§1144-a, 1151, 1180, 510, 1620, 1622, 1630, 1643 & 1662-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6105
2021-2022: A5075, S1391

A10750 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing first responder safety zones and setting speed limits in such safety zones.

A10750 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10750
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               July 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Stern, Grif-
   fin,  DeStefano)  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Trans-
   portation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
   first responder safety zones and speed limits in such 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-
 ation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down
 or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets