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HB 329 (BR 956) - J. DeCesare

     AN ACT relating to emergency vehicles.
     Amend KRS 189.940 to exempt law enforcement officers from certain traffic regulations without using warning signals if they are responding to a situation where use of warning signals can inappropriately alert a suspected violator to the presence of the law enforcement officer; require that the law enforcement officer operating without warning signals under this section utilize due care in protecting the safety of motorists and pedestrians.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except allow emergency vehicles to give warning by use of either lights or siren; allow silent pursuit without prior approval.

     HFA (1, J. Vincent) - Retain provisions of Committee Substitute, except amend subsection (6) to clarify that only certified peace officers in official vehicles equipped with emergency equipment are eligible to operate without warning devices; require peace officer to proceed with extreme caution if operating with lights and siren.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 28, 2007
     Mar 1-3rd reading; Committee Substitute adopted; floor amendment (1) adopted ; laid on clerk's desk

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