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  4. Article 4: Negligence and Malfeasance of Public Officers; Taxpayers' Remedies


Section 50-B Municipal liability for negligent operation of vehicles or other facility of transportation

General Municipal (GMU)

Municipal liability for negligent operation of vehicles or other facility of transportation. 1. Every county, city, town, village and other subdivision of government, notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, general, special or local or any limitation contained in the provision of any city charter, shall be liable and shall assume the liability for the negligence of, and shall save harmless, a person duly appointed by the governing board or body of the municipality, or by any board, body, commission or other officer thereof, in the operation of a municipally owned vehicle or other facility of transportation within the state in the discharge of a statutory duty imposed upon such person or municipality, provided the appointee at the time of the accident or injury was acting in the discharge of his duties and within the scope of his employment. Every such appointee shall, for the purpose of this section, be deemed an employee of the municipality, notwithstanding the vehicle or other facility of transportation was being operated in the discharge of a public duty for the benefit of all citizens of the community and the municipality derived no special benefit in its corporate capacity.

  2. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the city of New York.