senate Bill S3012

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Exempts operators of law enforcement and fire department vessels from laws which regulate vessels on the navigable waters of the state while responding to emergencies

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2020 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.123
Jan 08, 2020 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 06, 2019 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 10, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 09, 2019 1st report cal.441
Jan 31, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S3012
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

Apr 9, 2019 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S3012
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

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S3012 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7931
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §39-b, Nav L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S584
2011-2012: S922
2013-2014: S1504, A7656
2015-2016: S387, A7087
2017-2018: S1185, A7612

S3012 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts operators of law enforcement and fire department vessels from laws which regulate vessels on the navigable waters of the state while such operators are in the course of responding to emergencies.

S3012 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3012 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3012

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to  amend  the  navigation  law,  in  relation  to  providing  an
  exemption  from certain laws for operators of law enforcement and fire
  department vessels responding to emergencies on the  navigable  waters
  of the state

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The navigation law is amended by adding a new section  39-b
to read as follows:
  §  39-B.  LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT VESSELS. 1. THE OPERATOR
OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT  VESSEL,  WHEN  INVOLVED  IN  AN
EMERGENCY  OPERATION  ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE STATE, MAY EXERCISE
THE PRIVILEGES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, BUT SUBJECT
TO THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE  AND  FOUR  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  2.  THE  OPERATOR  OF  A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT VESSEL MAY
DISREGARD ANY LAW, RULE OR REGULATION OF THIS STATE OR ANY LOCAL LAW  OR
ORDINANCE  OF  A  MUNICIPALITY  OF  THIS STATE GOVERNING THE MOVEMENT OR
TURNING OF VESSELS UPON SUCH NAVIGABLE WATERS.
  3. THE PRIVILEGES GRANTED TO THE OPERATOR OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE
DEPARTMENT VESSEL PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY ONLY WHEN AUDIBLE
SIGNALS ARE SOUNDED FROM ANY SUCH VESSEL WHILE IN MOTION BY BELL,  HORN,
SIREN,  ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR EXHAUST WHISTLE AS MAY BE REASONABLY NECES-
SARY, AND WHEN THE VESSEL IS EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST ONE LIGHTED LAMP  SO
THAT  FROM  ANY  DIRECTION,  UNDER  NORMAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS FROM A
DISTANCE OF FIVE HUNDRED FEET FROM SUCH VESSEL, AT LEAST ONE BLUE OR RED
LIGHT WILL BE DISPLAYED AND VISIBLE.
  4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT RELIEVE THE OPERATOR OF  A
LAW  ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT VESSEL FROM THE DUTY TO OPERATE SUCH

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

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