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SECTION 50-B
Municipal liability for negligent operation of vehicles or other facility of transportation
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 4
§ 50-b. 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.