PRINTER'S NO. 244
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
262
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, SCAVELLO, EICHELBERGER, VULAKOVICH,
BREWSTER, SCARNATI, COSTA, KILLION, RAFFERTY, STEFANO AND
MARTIN, JANUARY 30, 2017
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, JANUARY 30, 2017
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for
definitions.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definition of "emergency vehicle" in section
102 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes,
amended July 8, 2016 (P.L.477, No.75), is amended to read:
ยง 102. Definitions.
Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent
provisions of this title which are applicable to specific
provisions of this title, the following words and phrases when
used in this title shall have, unless the context clearly
indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section:
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"Emergency vehicle." A State or county emergency management
vehicle, fire department vehicle, police vehicle, sheriff
vehicle, ambulance, advanced life support squad vehicle, basic
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life support squad vehicle, emergency canteen support service
organization vehicle, blood delivery vehicle, human organ
delivery vehicle, hazardous material response vehicle, armed
forces emergency vehicle, one vehicle operated by a coroner or
chief county medical examiner and one vehicle operated by a
chief deputy coroner or deputy chief county medical examiner
used for answering emergency calls, a vehicle owned by or leased
to a regional emergency medical services council that is used as
authorized by the Department of Health to respond to an actual
or potential disaster, mass casualty situation or substantial
threat to public health, a vehicle owned by a county or regional
police association and operated by a police officer that is used
for police transport or victim extraction, a vehicle that is
owned and operated by a county correctional institution in a
city of the first class and used to respond to an emergency at a
correctional institution in a city of the first class or to
escort an ambulance which is transporting sick or injured
prisoners in a city of the first class, any vehicle operated by
a special agent, special agent supervisor, narcotics agent or
narcotics agent supervisor while performing official duties as
employees of the Office of Attorney General, any vehicle owned
and operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority established
in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 55 (relating to parking
authorities) and used in the enforcement of 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 57
(relating to taxicabs and limousines in first class cities), a
vehicle owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Commission that is used by an emergency service responder as
dispatched by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's traffic
operations center, or any other vehicle designated by the State
Police under section 6106 (relating to designation of emergency
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vehicles by Pennsylvania State Police), or a privately owned
vehicle used in answering an emergency call when used by any of
the following:
(1) A police chief and assistant chief.
(2) A fire chief, assistant chief and, when a fire
company has three or more fire vehicles, a second or third
assistant chief.
(3) A fire police captain and fire police lieutenant.
(4) An ambulance corps commander and assistant
commander.
(5) A river rescue commander and assistant commander.
(6) A county emergency management coordinator or local
emergency coordinator.
(7) A fire marshal.
(8) A rescue service chief and assistant chief.
(9) The chief or operations director of a county
hazardous materials response team.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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