HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

436

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to emergency vehicles.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to require approaching vehicles to slow and change lanes when nearing state civil defense vehicles and county emergency management vehicles that are stopped for official duties, by amending the definition of "emergency vehicle" in the statewide traffic code to include these vehicles.

     SECTION 2.  Section 291C-27, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

     "(b)  As used in this section, "emergency vehicle" means a police or fire department vehicle, ocean safety vehicle, emergency medical services vehicle, freeway service patrol vehicle, state civil defense vehicle, county emergency management vehicle, or a tow truck."

     SECTION 3.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

     SECTION 4.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Emergency Vehicles; Move Over Law; Civil Defense

 

Description:

Amends the definition of "emergency vehicle" in the law that requires approaching vehicles to slow and change lanes to include state civil defense vehicles and county emergency management vehicles.

 

 

 

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