assembly Bill A8206

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to owner liability for failure of operator to move over when approaching a police, fire, or emergency vehicle

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jun 07, 2019 referred to transportation

A8206 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1144-b, V & T L

A8206 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to owner liability for failure of operator to move over when approaching a police, fire, or emergency vehicle.

A8206 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8206

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle  and  traffic  law,  in  relation  to  owner
  liability  for  failure  of  operator  to move over when approaching a
  police, fire, or emergency vehicle

  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 1144-b to read as follows:
  § 1144-B. OWNER LIABILITY FOR FAILURE OF OPERATOR TO  MOVE  OVER  WHEN
APPROACHING  A  PARKED,  STOPPED  OR STANDING AUTHORIZED POLICE, FIRE OR
EMERGENCY VEHICLE. (A) 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION  OF  LAW,
THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH
A  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM  IMPOSING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE OWNER OF A
VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR THEREOF TO  COMPLY  WITH  SUBDIVISION
(A)  OF  SECTION  ELEVEN  HUNDRED  FORTY-FOUR-A  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  WHEN
APPROACHING A STATE POLICE VEHICLE EQUIPPED  WITH  A  MOVE  OVER  SAFETY
MONITORING SYSTEM AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION.  SUCH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL EMPOWER THE SUPERINTENDENT OF
THE STATE POLICE TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A MOVE OVER MONITORING SYSTEM ON
ANY STATE POLICE VEHICLE AUTHORIZED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR
VILLAGE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IMPOS-
ING MONETARY LIABILITY ON THE OWNER OF A VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPER-
ATOR THEREOF TO COMPLY WITH SUBDIVISION (A) OF  SECTION  ELEVEN  HUNDRED
FORTY-FOUR-A  OF THIS ARTICLE WHEN APPROACHING ANY POLICE, FIRE OR EMER-
GENCY VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A MOVE OVER  SAFETY  MONITORING  SYSTEM  AND
OPERATED  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. SUCH DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM SHALL EMPOWER SUCH COUNTY, CITY,  TOWN  OR  VILLAGE  TO
INSTALL  AND  OPERATE A MOVE OVER SAFETY MONITORING SYSTEM ON ANY POLICE
VEHICLE, FIRE VEHICLE OR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE VEHICLE, AS DEFINED

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