[REACT-LIST] REACT Can Use Red Lights in North Carolina

Ravindranath Goswami (Robby) robbygoswami at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 05:43:18 EST 2015


Thanks for sharing this info Jay.  Congratulations on achieving this
facility.

Best regards

Robby

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On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:01 AM, Jay WA4JAY REACT Unit-1 <
react-unit-14 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> *Good News for REACT Members/Teams in North Carolina.*
>
>
>
> GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
> SESSION 2013
> SESSION LAW 2013-415
> HOUSE BILL 15
> *H15-v-6*
>
> AN ACT TO (1) FACILITATE THE USE OF VEHICLES EXCLUSIVELY FOR LAW
> ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING, OR OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE
> PURPOSES BY THE DIVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION OF THE
> DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE
> NORTH CAROLINA FOREST SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
> AND CONSUMER SERVICES AND (2) DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
> SAFETY TO STUDY METHODS OF ALLOWING PRISONERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO
> CLEANUP AND MITIGATION EFFORTS IN CONNECTION WITH STATES OF
> EMERGENCY DECLARED IN THIS STATE.
>
> The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
> SECTION 1.(a) G.S. 20-125(b) reads as rewritten:
>
> "(b) Every vehicle owned and or operated by a police department or by the
> Department
> of Public Safety including the State Highway Patrol or by the Wildlife
> Resources Commission
> or the Division of Marine Fisheries Fisheries, or by the Division of Parks
> and Recreation of the
> Department of Environment and Natural Resources, or by the North Carolina
> Forest Service of
> the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and used exclusively
> for law
> enforcement enforcement, firefighting, or other emergency response
> purposes, or by the
> Division of Emergency Management, or by a fire department, either
> municipal or rural, or by a
> fire patrol, whether such fire department or patrol be a paid organization
> or a voluntary
> association, vehicles used by an organ procurement organization or agency
> for the recovery and
> transportation of human tissues and organs for transplantation, and every
> ambulance or
> emergency medical service emergency support vehicle used for answering
> emergency calls,
> shall be equipped with special lights, bells, sirens, horns or exhaust
> whistles of a type approved
> by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
> The operators of all such vehicles so equipped are hereby authorized to
> use such equipment
> at all times while engaged in the performance of their duties and
> services, both within their
> respective corporate limits and beyond.
> In addition to the use of special equipment authorized and required by
> this subsection, the
> chief and assistant chiefs of any police department or of any fire
> department, whether the same
> be municipal or rural, paid or voluntary, county fire marshals, assistant
> fire marshals, transplant
> coordinators, and emergency management coordinators, are hereby authorized
> to use such
> special equipment on privately owned vehicles operated by them while
> actually engaged in the
> performance of their official or semiofficial duties or services either
> within or beyond their
> respective corporate limits.
> And vehicles driven by law enforcement officers of the North Carolina
> Division of Motor
> Vehicles shall be equipped with a bell, siren, or exhaust whistle of a
> type approved by the
> Commissioner, and all vehicles owned and operated by the State Bureau of
> Investigation for
> the use of its agents and officers in the performance of their official
> duties may be equipped
> with special lights, bells, sirens, horns or exhaust whistles of a type
> approved by the
> Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
> Every vehicle used or operated for law enforcement purposes by the sheriff
> or any salaried
> deputy sheriff or salaried rural policeman of any county, whether owned by
> the county or not,
> may be, but is not required to be, equipped with special lights, bells,
> sirens, horns or exhaust
> whistles of a type approved by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Such
> special equipment
> shall not be operated or activated by any person except by a law
> enforcement officer while
> actively engaged in performing law enforcement duties.Page 2 Session Law
> 2013-415 SL2013-415
> In addition to the use of special equipment authorized and required by
> this subsection, the
> chief and assistant chiefs of each emergency rescue squad which is
> recognized or sponsored by
> any municipality or civil preparedness agency, are hereby authorized to
> use such special
> equipment on privately owned vehicles operated by them while actually
> engaged in their
> official or semiofficial duties or services either within or beyond the
> corporate limits of the
> municipality which recognizes or sponsors such organization."
>
> SECTION 1.(b) G.S. 20-130.1 reads as rewritten:
> "§ 20-130.1. Use of red or blue lights on vehicles prohibited; exceptions.
>
> (a) It is unlawful for any person to install or activate or operate a red
> light in or on any
> vehicle in this State. As used in this subsection, unless the context
> requires otherwise, "red
> light" means an operable red light not sealed in the manufacturer's
> original package which: (i)
> is designed for use by an emergency vehicle or is similar in appearance to
> a red light designed
> for use by an emergency vehicle; and (ii) can be operated by use of the
> vehicle's battery,
> vehicle's electrical system, or a dry cell battery. As used in this
> subsection, the term "red light"
> shall also mean any forward facing red light installed on a vehicle after
> initial manufacture of
> the vehicle.
>
> (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section do not apply to the
> following:
>
> (1) A police car;vehicle.
> (2) A highway patrol car;vehicle.
> (3) A vehicle owned by the Wildlife Resources Commission and operated
> exclusively for law-enforcement purposes;law enforcement, firefighting, or
> other emergency response purposes.
> (4) An ambulance;ambulance.
> (5) A vehicle used by an organ procurement organization or agency for the
> recovery and transportation of blood, human tissues, or organs for
> transplantation;transplantation.
> (6) A fire-fighting vehicle;vehicle.
> (7) A school bus;bus.
> (8) A vehicle operated by any member of a municipal or rural fire
> department in
> the performance of his duties, regardless of whether members of that fire
> department are paid or voluntary;voluntary.
> (9) A vehicle of a voluntary lifesaving organization (including the
> private
> vehicles of the members of such an organization) that has been officially
> approved by the local police authorities and which is manned or operated
> by
> members of that organization while answering an official call;call.
> (10) A vehicle operated by medical doctors or anesthetists in
> emergencies;emergencies.
> (11) A motor vehicle used in law enforcement by the sheriff, or any
> salaried rural
> policeman in any county, regardless of whether or not the county owns the
> vehicle;vehicle.
> (11a) A vehicle operated by the State Fire Marshal or his representatives
> in the
> performance of their duties, whether or not the State owns the
> vehicle;vehicle.
> (12) A vehicle operated by any county fire marshal, assistant fire
> marshal, or
> emergency management coordinator in the performance of his duties,
> regardless of whether or not the county owns the vehicle;vehicle.
> (13) A light required by the Federal Highway Administration;Administration.
> (14) A vehicle operated by a transplant coordinator who is an employee of
> an
> organ procurement organization or agency when the transplant coordinator
> is
> responding to a call to recover or transport human tissues or organs for
> transplantation;transplantation.
> (15) A vehicle operated by an emergency medical service as an emergency
> support vehicle;vehicle.
> (16) A State emergency management vehicle; and vehicle.
> (17) An Incident Management Assistance Patrol vehicle operated by the
> Department of Transportation, when using rear-facing red lights while
> stopped for the purpose of providing assistance or incident management.
> (18) A vehicle operated by the Division of Marine Fisheries or the
> Division of
> Parks and Recreation of the Department of Environment and Natural
> SL2013-415 Session Law 2013-415 Page 3
> Resources that is used for law enforcement, firefighting, or other
> emergency
> response purpose.
> (19) A vehicle operated by the North Carolina Forest Service of the
> Department
> of Agriculture and Consumer Services that is used for law enforcement,
> firefighting, or other emergency response purpose.
>
> (20) A vehicle operated by official member or team of REACT
> International, Inc.,
> that is used to provide additional manpower authorized by law enforcement,
> firefighting,
> or other emergency response entities.
>
>
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