PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 254
PRINTER'S NO. 4153
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY PETRI, BROOKS, V. BROWN, CLYMER, D. COSTA, GABLER, GRELL, HARHAI, HESS, M. K. KELLER, KNOWLES, KORTZ, MACKENZIE, MILLARD, MILNE, MOUL, O'NEILL, PICKETT, QUINN, READSHAW, SANTARSIERO, SWANGER, TALLMAN, TOEPEL, GIBBONS, FARRY AND CALTAGIRONE, JANUARY 23, 2013
AS AMENDED ON SECOND CONSIDERATION, IN SENATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
1Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
2Statutes, further providing for the <-definition of definitions
3of "emergency vehicle" and "fire department <-vehicle."
4vehicle"; and further providing for requirement for<-
5commercial driver's license.
14§ 102. Definitions.
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<-4"Emergency vehicle." A State or county emergency management
5vehicle, fire department vehicle, police vehicle, sheriff
6vehicle, ambulance, advanced life support squad vehicle, basic
7life support squad vehicle, emergency canteen support service
8organization vehicle, blood delivery vehicle, human organ
9delivery vehicle, hazardous material response vehicle, armed
10forces emergency vehicle, one vehicle operated by a coroner or
11chief county medical examiner and one vehicle operated by a
12chief deputy coroner or deputy chief county medical examiner
13used for answering emergency calls, a vehicle owned by or leased
14to a regional emergency medical services council that is used as
15authorized by the Department of Health to respond to an actual
16or potential disaster, mass casualty situation or substantial
17threat to public health, a vehicle owned by a county or regional
18police association and operated by a police officer that is used
19for police transport or victim extraction, any vehicle operated
20by a special agent, special agent supervisor, narcotics agent or
21narcotics agent supervisor while performing official duties as
22employees of the Office of Attorney General, any vehicle owned
23and operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority established
24in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 55 (relating to parking
25authorities) and used in the enforcement of 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 57
26(relating to taxicabs and limousines in first class cities), or
27any other vehicle designated by the State Police under section
286106 (relating to designation of emergency vehicles by
29Pennsylvania State Police), or a privately owned vehicle used in
30answering an emergency call when used by any of the following:
1(1) A police chief and assistant chief.
5(3) A fire police captain and fire police lieutenant.
8(5) A river rescue commander and assistant commander.
9(6) A county emergency management coordinator.
10(7) A fire marshal.
11(8) A rescue service chief and assistant chief.
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15"Fire department vehicle." A vehicle:
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23§ 1606. Requirement for commercial driver's license.
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1holder of a Class C license and who has a certificate of
2authorization from the head of the State emergency management
3agency or a county emergency management organization while
4operating any emergency vehicle equipped with audible and
5visual signals registered to the Commonwealth, State
6emergency management agency, county or county emergency
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9Section <-2 3. This act shall take effect immediately.