OLR Bill Analysis

SB 430

AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL.

SUMMARY:

This bill reiterates that an emergency vehicle operator must comply with the law that requires all vehicles, including emergency vehicles, to stop for school buses displaying flashing red signal lights. The operator must stop at least 10 feet from the front when approaching and 10 feet from the rear when overtaking or following the bus on a highway or private road, in any parking area, or on school property, except at a traffic officer's direction.

By law, violators are subject to a $450 fine for a first offense and, for a subsequent offense, a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to 30 days, or both (CGS 14-279(b)).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

24

Nay

0

(03/13/2014)