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  S.B. No. 1917
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subdivision (1), Section 541.201,
  Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (1)  "Authorized emergency vehicle" means:
                     (A)  a fire department or police vehicle;
                     (B)  a public or private ambulance operated by a
  person who has been issued a license by the [Texas] Department of
  State Health Services;
                     (C)  a municipal department or public service
  corporation emergency vehicle that has been designated or
  authorized by the governing body of a municipality;
                     (D)  a private vehicle of a volunteer firefighter
  or a certified emergency medical services employee or volunteer
  when responding to a fire alarm or medical emergency;
                     (E)  an industrial emergency response vehicle,
  including an industrial ambulance, when responding to an emergency,
  but only if the vehicle is operated in compliance with criteria in
  effect September 1, 1989, and established by the predecessor of the
  Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board of the State Firemen's
  and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas;
                     (F)  a vehicle of a blood bank or tissue bank,
  accredited or approved under the laws of this state or the United
  States, when making emergency deliveries of blood, drugs,
  medicines, or organs; [or]
                     (G)  a vehicle used for law enforcement purposes
  that is owned or leased by a federal governmental entity; or
                     (H)  a private vehicle of an employee or volunteer
  of a county emergency management division in a county with a
  population of more than 46,500 and less than 48,000 that is
  designated as an authorized emergency vehicle by the commissioners
  court of that county.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1917 passed the Senate on
  May 15, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1917 passed the House on
  May 22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor