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2015 Senate Bill 421: Make it a crime to not pull over for ambulance
Introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 30, 2015 To make it a crime subject to 90 days is jail to not yield the right of way and pull over at the approach of an emergency vehicle with its flashing lights and siren activated. Under current law this is a civil offense subject to fines of $100 to $250. Also, to authorize up to 15 years in prison if the failure to yield costs the life of emergency personnel, and two years if it causes an injury.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 30, 2015
Reported in the Senate on September 29, 2015 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on October 21, 2015.
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(same description)
To make it a crime subject to 90 days is jail to not yield the right of way and pull over at the approach of an emergency vehicle with its flashing lights and siren activated. Under current law this is a civil offense subject to fines of $100 to $250. Also, to authorize up to 15 years in prison if the failure to yield costs the life of emergency personnel, and two years if it causes an injury.
Received in the House on October 21, 2015
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 21, 2015

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