Rep. Briggs King & Rep. Cooke & Sen. Pettyjohn
Reps. Carson, Collins, Gray, Heffernan; Sens. Hocker, Townsend, Wilson
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
151st GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL NO. 211
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
§ 4106. Authorized emergency vehicles.
(e) Authorized emergency vehicles within the meaning of this chapter mean vehicles of a fire department, police vehicles, ambulances, vehicles used by a fire chief, deputy fire chief, assistant fire chief, chief engineer or fire police officer of any duly organized fire company in the performance of those duties, the vehicle of the State Forester in the performance of the State Forester’s duties, the vehicle of the Forest Fire Control Supervisor in the performance of the Forest Fire Control Supervisor’s duties, the vehicles of the State Emergency Response Team in the performance of its duties , the vehicles of the Department of Correction, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections in the performance of their respective duties, and emergency vehicles of state, federal, county or municipal departments or public service corporations as are designated or authorized by the Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security.
This bill adds the Department of Correction, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections' vehicles to the list of "authorized emergency vehicles" identified in Chapter 41 of Title 21 that are afforded certain privileges when responding to an emergency.