Maine LD 196: An Act To Ensure the Safety of Stationary Public Utility Emergency Service Vehicles

LD 196 (subjects: TRAFFIC REGULATIONS , PASSING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=196&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Kimberley Rosen of Hancock: (R – District 8) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 Senate Committee on TRANSPORTATION
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Collins of York REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/29/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-12) READ and ADOPTED
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/7/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-12).
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/9/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/14/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-12).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/21/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 196 as originally introduced. L.D. 196 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-12) .

An Act To Ensure the Safety of Stationary Public Utility Emergency Service Vehicles

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2054, sub- 9, as amended by PL 2007, c. 348, 20, is further amended to read:

9. Stationary vehicles. The operator of a vehicle passing a stationary authorized emergency vehicle using an emergency light , a stationary public utility emergency service vehicle using its authorized lights or a stationary wrecker using its authorized lights, with due regard to the safety and traffic conditions, shall:

A. Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle , public utility emergency service vehicle or wrecker, if possible; or
B. If passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible or unsafe, pass the emergency vehicle , public utility emergency service vehicle or wrecker at a careful and prudent speed reasonable for passing the authorized emergency vehicle , public utility emergency service vehicle or wrecker safely.

A violation of this subsection is a traffic infraction for which a minimum fine of $250 must be adjudged.

SUMMARY

This bill adds public utility emergency service vehicles to the list of stationary vehicles for which a motorist must move to a nonadjacent lane, if possible, or slow down.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 196 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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