SB 1146 Regulates the use of traffic-control devices known as "Traffic Signal Preemption Systems"
Sponsor:Dougherty Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4209S.01I Fiscal Note:4209-01
Last Action:02/10/04 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1146 - This act regulates the use of "Traffic Signal Preemption Systems" (TSPS). These devices are used to control traffic signals at intersections. Under the act, these devices may be used by:

(1) Emergency vehicle operators during an emergency;

(2) Authorized bus operators to maintain a longer green light; and

(3) An authorized operator in a traffic signal maintenance vehicle in order to facilitate traffic signal maintenance activities.

An unauthorized person using such a device shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.