Emergency vehicles; proceeding past red lights. (SB762)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency vehicles proceeding past red lights.  Provides that emergency vehicles proceeding past any steady or flashing red signals, traffic lights, stop signs, or other devices indicating moving traffic shall stop must sound a siren, exhaust whistle, or air horn designed to give automatically intermittent signals or bring the vehicle to a complete stop before proceeding with due regard to the safety of persons and property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100974D
12/07/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2011Rereferred from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/18/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
02/21/2011Committee substitute printed 11105458D-H1
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105458D-H1
02/24/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB762H1
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105458D-H1
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB762ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0629)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


Alan Salisbury writes:

The option to allow a full stop instead of siren allows police to quickly respond to a situation where they do not wish to alert a burglar or domestic abuse suspect who may flee. They could go quicky with lights and sirens until close, then turn off siren and stop at red lights, then go through that red light after those at the intersection are notified of the presence of a police car by the lights.