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S04178 Summary:

BILL NOS04178
 
SAME ASSAME AS A01303
 
SPONSORDILAN
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1602, V & T L
 
Relates to emergency rule with respect to the removal of vehicles from public streets and highways.
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S04178 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4178
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  emergency
          rule  with  respect to the removal of vehicles from public streets and
          highways

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section 1602 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
     3    (e) A police officer or other public officer who has  been  designated
     4  by  the  state or a political subdivision thereof to regulate traffic at
     5  the scene of an accident or special emergency may, in the  interests  of
     6  public safety and convenience, direct that a vehicle and its contents be
     7  removed  from  a  public street or highway. Such police officer or other
     8  public officer and any person acting pursuant to his  or  her  direction
     9  shall  not  be  liable  for  any  damage to such vehicle or its contents
    10  unless such removal was carried out in a reckless or  grossly  negligent
    11  manner.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01894-01-7
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