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House Bill No. 5278

Public Act No. 13-93

AN ACT AUTHORIZING FIREFIGHTERS TO CONDUCT CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING BOOT DRIVES ON STATE HIGHWAYS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) Notwithstanding any provision of section 14-298 of the general statutes or any regulation adopted thereunder, the Office of the State Traffic Administration shall, at the request of a local traffic authority of a municipality, issue a special event permit to allow members of the fire department of such municipality to use a state highway, other than a limited access highway, to collect donations for charitable purposes. No such permit shall be issued except for the use of a state highway at an intersection controlled by a traffic control signal or stop sign where the posted speed limit is thirty miles per hour or less. No permit shall be issued for a period of more than one day. No local traffic authority shall be issued more than two such permits per year per fire company. The issuance of a permit shall be considered an agreement by the municipality to indemnify and hold harmless the state against any financial loss and expense arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment resulting from or related to the issuance of the permit or the collection of donations.

Approved June 6, 2013