- District 3
Existing law prohibits any vehicle, other than an authorized emergency vehicle, from being equipped with a siren. Existing law requires an emergency vehicle to be equipped with a siren that meets requirements set forth by the Department of the California Highway Patrol. Existing regulations of the California Highway Patrol define a "hi-lo" to be a nonsiren sound alternating between a fixed high and a fixed low frequency and require the "hi-lo" function to be disabled on any siren manufactured after January 1, 1978. This bill would authorize an emergency vehicle to be equipped with a "hi-lo" audible warning sound and would authorize the "hi-lo" to be used solely for the purpose of notifying the public of an immediate need to evacuate. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 13. Noes 0. Page 3622.) (May 29).
Set for hearing May 29.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 5.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/03/20 - Introduced|
|03/16/20 - Amended Senate|
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