senate Bill S1761A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing first responder safety zones

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.762
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Mar 13, 2020 print number 1761a
Mar 13, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 16, 2019 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S1761A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Transportation committee Vote

S1761A
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S1761 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10750
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: S1391, A5075

S1761 - Summary

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

S1761 - Sponsor Memo

S1761 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1761

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

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.

Co-Sponsors

S1761A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10750
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: S1391, A5075

S1761A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1761A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1761A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1761--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BROOKS, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  recommitted to the Committee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- 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 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06852-02-0

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