Senate Bill No. 378
(By Senator Cookman)
[Introduced January 17, 2014; referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17C-1-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to including garbage trucks and other sanitation vehicles in the definition of “authorized emergency vehicle”.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17C-1-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED.
§17C-1-6. Authorized emergency vehicle.
"Authorized emergency vehicle" means vehicles of a fire department, duly chartered rescue squad, police department, ambulance service, state, county or municipal agency and such privately owned ambulances, tow trucks, wreckers, flag car services, vehicles providing road service to disabled vehicles, service vehicles of a public service corporation, postal service vehicles, snow removal equipment, Class A vehicles of firefighters, Class A vehicles of members of ambulance services, and Class A vehicles of members of duly chartered rescue squads, publicly and privately owned or operated garbage trucks and other sanitation vehicles and all other emergency vehicles as are designated by the agency responsible for the operation and control of these persons or organizations. Class A vehicles are as defined by section one, article ten, chapter seventeen-a of this code. Agency authorization and emergency equipment are defined in section twenty-six, article fifteen, chapter seventeen-c of this code. Agencies responsible for issuing authorization for emergency vehicle permits may promulgate such regulations that are necessary for the issuance of permits for emergency vehicles.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to add garbage trucks and other sanitation vehicles to the definition of authorized emergency vehicles.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.