HB 380 Allows coroners, medical examiners, and forensic investigators to display emergency lights on their vehicles in certain circumstances

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Current Bill Summary

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SCS/HB 380 - This act allows coroners, medical examiners, and forensic investigators of the county medical examiner's office or a similar entity to display emergency lights on their vehicles or equipment when responding to a crime scene, motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, or any location where their services are requested by law enforcement (Section 307.175), and accordingly modifies the definition of "emergency vehicle" for purposes of motorists' obligation to yield to emergency vehicles displaying emergency lighting (Section 304.022).

This act is identical to provisions in HCS/HB 307 (2021).

ERIC VANDER WEERD


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