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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Authorized emergency vehicles. Provides that a police vehicle must be equipped with a siren and a red and blue emergency signal lamp in order for certain traffic stops to be valid. Provides that an authorized emergency vehicle must use a siren when the authorized emergency vehicle is operated in the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law. Provides that an individual commits resisting law enforcement if the individual flees from a law enforcement officer after the officer has, by visible and audible means, including operation of the law enforcement officer's siren and emergency lights, identified himself or herself as a law enforcement officer and ordered the individual to stop. (Current law requires only identification by visible or audible means.) Adds a person's conviction for resisting law enforcement through operation of a motor vehicle resulting in the death of a law enforcement officer to the list of convictions for which a court may order the bureau of motor vehicles to suspend any or all of the person's operator's license, certificates of registration, and license plates to reconcile a conflict created by P.L.100-2010, SECTION 6 and P.L.102-2010, SECTION 2.