BILL NO A06663
SAME AS SAME AS S04933
SPONSOR Oaks (MS)
COSPNSR Barclay, Corwin, Hawley, Jordan, Montesano, Walter
MLTSPNSR Crouch, Duprey, Finch, Giglio, Lupinacci, Magee, McKevitt, Palmesano,
Reilich, Saladino, Stec, Weisenberg
Amd S204-b, Gen Muni L
Relates to youth programs sponsored by fire departments; provides that
participants may respond to an emergency or hazardous activity, but shall
remain in a designated or marked off area that has been set up by the chief or
officer in charge; provides such participant cannot respond to an emergency on
a vehicle using lights and/or sirens; furthermore, such participants may not
enter a burning structure.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
April 12, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. OAKS, BARCLAY, CORWIN, HAWLEY, JORDAN, MONTESANO
-- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH, DUPREY, FINCH, GIGLIO,
MAGEE, McKEVITT, PALMESANO, REILICH, SALADINO, WEISENBERG -- read once
and referred to the Committee on Local Governments
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to participants
in youth programs sponsored by fire departments
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 204-b of the general municipal
2 law, as added by chapter 386 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
4 5. All activities of participants in such program shall be approved in
5 advance by the chief, or his OR HER designee. [No activities may include
6 emergency duties in connection with fire department or fire company
7 operations or any other hazardous activity.] PARTICIPANTS MAY RESPOND TO
8 AN EMERGENCY OR HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY, BUT SHALL REMAIN IN A DESIGNATED OR
9 MARKED OFF AREA THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE CHIEF OR OFFICER IN CHARGE.
10 SUCH PARTICIPANT CANNOT RESPOND TO AN EMERGENCY ON A VEHICLE USING
11 LIGHTS AND/OR SIRENS. FURTHERMORE, SUCH PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT ENTER A
12 BURNING STRUCTURE NOR SHALL PARTICIPANTS IN A YOUTH PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
13 THIS SECTION FALL UNDER THE DEFINITION OF ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
14 AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' BENEFIT LAW.
15 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.