assembly Bill A5075A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing first responder safety zones

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
May 26, 2021 print number 5075a
May 26, 2021 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 10, 2021 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

A5075 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1391
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd V & T L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6105
2019-2020: A10750, S1761

A5075 - Summary

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

A5075 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5075
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. STERN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Transportation
 
 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A5075A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1391
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd V & T L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6105
2019-2020: A10750, S1761

A5075A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5075A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5075--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. STERN, GRIFFIN, DURSO -- read once and referred
   to the Committee  on  Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 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, NOT TO EXCEED
 SIX HUNDRED SIXTY FEET ON A HIGHWAY PASSING OR ABUTTING ANY FACILITY  OR
 PARKING  AREA WHERE FIRE VEHICLES, POLICE VEHICLES, AMBULANCES, OR EMER-
 GENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE VEHICLES ARE STATIONED, FOR USE IN RESPONDING TO
 EMERGENCIES. FIRST RESPONDER ZONES SHALL BE PROTECTED, MARKED  OR  INDI-
 CATED 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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.