Public Chapter 37
HOUSE BILL NO. 680
By Representatives Givens, Davis
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1246
By Senator Williams
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 55, Chapter 8, relative to authorized emergency vehicles.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-8-101(2)(C), is amended by designating the existing subdivision as (2)(C)(i) and by adding the following as a new subdivision (2)(C)(ii):
(2)(C)(ii) "Authorized emergency vehicle" automatically includes every rescue vehicle or emergency response vehicle owned and operated by a state-chartered rescue squad, emergency lifesaving crew or active member unit of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and no special authorization, approval or filing shall be required for such vehicle pursuant to this chapter by the Commissioner of Safety.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.