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  • NJ A856
  • Requires removal of equipment and markings on certain used emergency vehicles; requires that Attorney General issue guidelines or directives.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(9/26/2016)
Crossed Over
(9/15/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that, prior to the sale or transfer of an "authorized emergency vehicle," any equipment or marking that would identify it as an emergency vehicle be removed. Current law defines "authorized emergency vehicle" as any vehicle of the fire department, police department or ambulance and other vehicles as are approved by the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission when operated in response to an emergency call. The provisions of this bill would not apply to a State or municipal agency; any government entity engaged in law enforcement, fire services, or emergency medical transportation; a volunteer fire company; a volunteer first aid, ambulance, or rescue squad; a person who is an authorized dealer of emergency vehicles; or a non-governmental emergency service provider that purchases a used emergency vehicle. Under the bill, equipment required to be removed includes handheld spotlights affixed to side mirrors, antennas used for emergency response communication equipment, mobile vision and mobile data terminals, sirens, strobe lights, or any other light with optional strobe functions typically used on an authorized emergency vehicle. Markings that are to be removed include any decal, insignia, or striping added to the authorized emergency vehicle by a State or municipal agency, or any other government entity engaged in law enforcement, fire services, or emergency medical transportation. Lastly, the bill requires the Attorney General to issue guidelines or directives for the enforcement of this requirement.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Law and Public Safety, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 9/26/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
9/26/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
9/15/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
3/3/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
3/3/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (14:00 3/3/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/15/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 3/3/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 1