NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A9759
SPONSOR: Rosenthal D
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing an
exemption to the prohibition on tinted windows in automobiles for emer-
gency ambulance service vehicles
Amends vehicle and traffic law to allow for emergency ambulance service
vehicles to have tinted windows
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends subdivision 12-a of vehicle and traffic law section 375
to provide an exemption to the prohibition on tinted windows in automo-
biles for emergency ambulance service vehicles
Section 2 contains the effective date
Public health law (section 3001) outlines stringent guidelines for a
private vehicle to be utilized as an Emergency Ambulance Service Vehicle
(EASY). This designation allows for private vehicles to be equipped with
a number of life saving devices, normally found in ambulances, to be
operated by trained EMS providers to deliver ambulatory care. While the
required equipment is of significant cost, EASV's are not equipped with
the same security as ambulances. Permitting tinted windows on these
vehicles would act as a deterrent against theft of expensive, life-sav-
ing medical devices.
Introduced in a previous legislative session.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK
March 28, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. D. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Transportation
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing an
exemption to the prohibition on tinted windows in automobiles for
emergency ambulance service vehicles
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 12-a of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
2 law is amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
3 (g) All emergency ambulance service vehicles, as defined in section
4 one hundred fifteen-c of this chapter, shall be exempt from the
5 provisions of paragraph (b) of this subdivision.
6 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.