An Act To Allow Vehicles Engaged in Snow Removal or Sanding Operations on Public Ways To Use Preemptive Traffic Light Devices
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, amending the law to allow vehicles engaged in snow removal or sanding operations on public ways to use preemptive traffic light devices will promote safety on Maine roadways; and
Whereas, it is necessary to improve safety by implementing this legislation as soon as possible for the 2012-2013 winter season; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2057-A, sub-§3, ¶¶B and C, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 633, §6, are amended to read:
Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §2057-A, sub-§3, ¶D is enacted to read:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill allows a vehicle owned or contracted by a municipal, county or state agency engaged in snow removal or sanding operations on a public way to use a preemptive traffic light device.