Bill Text: NY S00164 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes that one or more green or blue lights may be displayed on certain motor vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00164 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00164-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           164
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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 the  display
          of blue and green lights on certain motor vehicles
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph a of paragraph 4 and the opening paragraph  of
     2  paragraph  5 of subdivision 41 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
     3  law, subparagraph a of paragraph 4 as amended by chapter 465 of the laws
     4  of 2010, and the opening paragraph of paragraph 5 as amended by  chapter
     5  349 of the laws of 2004, are amended to read as follows:
     6    a. One or more blue [light] lights may be affixed to any motor vehicle
     7  owned  by  a volunteer member of a fire department or on a motor vehicle
     8  owned by a member of such person's family residing in the same household
     9  or by a business enterprise in  which  such  person  has  a  proprietary
    10  interest  or  by  which  he  or she is employed, provided such volunteer
    11  firefighter has been authorized in writing to so affix [a] one  or  more
    12  blue  [light]  lights  by the chief of the fire department or company of
    13  which he or she is a member, which authorization  shall  be  subject  to
    14  revocation  at  any  time by the chief who issued the same or his or her
    15  successor in office. Such blue [light] lights may  be  displayed  exclu-
    16  sively by such volunteer firefighter on such a vehicle only when engaged
    17  in  an  emergency operation. The use of blue lights on vehicles shall be
    18  restricted for use only by a volunteer firefighter except  as  otherwise
    19  provided for in subparagraph b of this paragraph.
    20    One  or  more green [light] lights may be affixed to any motor vehicle
    21  owned by a member of a volunteer ambulance service, or on a motor  vehi-
    22  cle  owned  by a member of such person's family, or by a business enter-
    23  prise in which such person has a proprietary interest or by which he  is
    24  employed,  provided  such  member  has  been authorized in writing to so
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04957-01-9

        S. 164                              2
     1  affix [a] one or more green [light] lights by the chief officer of  such
     2  service  as designated by the members thereof. Such green [light] lights
     3  may be displayed exclusively by such member  of  a  volunteer  ambulance
     4  service  only  when  engaged in an emergency operation. The use of green
     5  lights on vehicles shall be restricted for use only by  a  member  of  a
     6  volunteer ambulance service as provided for in this paragraph.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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