SCS/SB 842 - Currently, vehicles owned by a utility or by an entity performing work for the department of transportation may display fixed, flashing, or rotating lights under certain circumstances. This act specifies that both vehicles and equipment may display the lights, whether owned or leased by their users.
This act specifies that no more than two vehicles per work zone may display fixed, flashing, or rotating red or red and blue lights.
Under the act, in order to display amber or amber and white lights, the vehicles or equipment shall be located in a marked work zone with workers present. This act also removes the requirement that vehicles owned or leased by MODOT contractors be stationary to display the lights.
The act removes the State Highways and Transportation Commission's authority to issue and revoke permits for the use of sirens and blue lights.
This act contains an emergency clause.
This act is similar to provisions in CCS/HCS/SS/SB 881 (2018), SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).
ERIC VANDER WEERD