sHB-6285 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF FLASHING WHITE HEAD LAMPS BY FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL.
LCO No.: 8688
Cal. No.: 212
File No.: 274
OFA Fiscal Note
Minimal Revenue Gain, Potential Minimal Cost
Department of Public Safety, Judicial Department, Criminal Justice Agencies
Potential Minimal Cost
State and Municipal Impact:
The amendment results in a revenue gain of less than $2,000 as a result of increasing the current fine for willfully obstructing an emergency medical service vehicle from $50 to $200. There were 22 violations in calendar year 2000.
In addition, the amendment allows police officers to issue warnings or summons to drivers reported by emergency vehicle operators for certain obstructions of emergency vehicle passage. This provision could result in a minimal revenue gain and additional workload for state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The number of additional warnings or summons is anticipated to be minimal.
It also specifies that authorized emergency vehicles must also stop when approaching a school bus that is displaying flashing red lights. This has no fiscal impact.
The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either House thereof for any purpose.