Bill Text: NY S01362 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to authorizing chief executives to designate any vehicle as an emergency vehicle during a state of emergency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01362 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01362-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1362
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 and the  executive  law,  in
          relation  to  authorizing chief executives to designate any vehicle as
          an emergency vehicle during a declaration of a disaster  emergency  by
          executive action or local state of emergency
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 101 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
     2  chapter 446 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  101.  Authorized emergency vehicle. Every ambulance, police vehicle
     4  or bicycle, correction vehicle, fire vehicle,  civil  defense  emergency
     5  vehicle,  emergency  ambulance  service vehicle, blood delivery vehicle,
     6  county  emergency  medical  services  vehicle,  environmental  emergency
     7  response  vehicle,  sanitation patrol vehicle, hazardous materials emer-
     8  gency vehicle and ordnance disposal vehicle of the armed forces  of  the
     9  United  States and any vehicle a chief executive, as defined pursuant to
    10  section twenty of the executive law, authorizes as an emergency  vehicle
    11  during  the  governor's declaration of a disaster emergency by executive
    12  action pursuant to section twenty-eight of the executive law or a  local
    13  state  of  emergency  as  defined pursuant to section twenty-four of the
    14  executive law.
    15    § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 24 of the executive  law,
    16  as  added  by  chapter  640  of  the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
    17  follows:
    18    a. the establishment of a curfew and the prohibition  and  control  of
    19  pedestrian  and  vehicular traffic, except essential [emergency vehicles
    20  and personnel] authorized emergency  vehicles  as  defined  pursuant  to
    21  section one hundred one of the vehicle and traffic law;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00204-01-9

        S. 1362                             2
     1    §  3. Paragraph g of subdivision 1 of section 24 of the executive law,
     2  as relettered by chapter 158 of the laws of 1994,  is  relettered  para-
     3  graph h and a new paragraph g is added to read as follows:
     4    g. the designation of any vehicle as an authorized emergency vehicle;
     5    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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