senate Bill S1391A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing first responder safety zones

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 11, 2021 amended on third reading 1391a
Apr 28, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2021 1st report cal.762
Jan 11, 2021 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S1391 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5075
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: S1761, A10750

S1391 - Summary

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

S1391 - Sponsor Memo

S1391 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1391
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BROOKS, ADDABBO, GAUGHRAN, KAPLAN -- 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 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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03530-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1391A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5075
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: S1761, A10750

S1391A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1391A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1391A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1391--A
     Cal. No. 762
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BROOKS, ADDABBO, GAUGHRAN, KAPLAN -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Transportation  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
   first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03530-02-1

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