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Substitute Senate Bill No. 411

Public Act No. 04-161

AN ACT CONCERNING LAMPS AND FLASHING LIGHTS ON EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 14-96p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2004):

(4) Flashing or revolving white lights may not be displayed upon a motor vehicle except (A) on fire emergency apparatus, (B) on motor vehicles of paid [and volunteer] fire chiefs and their [first and second] deputies [or their first and second] and assistants, [should there be no deputies,] up to a total of four individuals per municipality, and may be displayed in combination with flashing or revolving red lights, (C) on motor vehicles of volunteer fire chiefs and their deputies and assistants, up to a total of four individuals per municipality, and may be displayed in combination with flashing or revolving red lights, [(C)] (D) as a means of indicating a right or left turn, [(D)] (E) in conjunction with flashing red lights on an ambulance responding to an emergency call, or [(E)] (F) on the top rear of any school bus. For the purpose of this subsection, the term "handicapped students" means mentally retarded, hard of hearing, deaf, speech-impaired, visually handicapped, emotionally disturbed, orthopedically impaired or other health-impaired students, or students with specific learning disabilities, who by reason thereof, require special education and related services; and the term "flashing white lights" shall not include the simultaneous flashing of head lamps.

Approved June 1, 2004