2006 New York Code - Municipal Liability For Negligent Operation Of Vehicles.

    §  50-a.  Municipal liability for negligent operation of vehicles.  1.
  Every city, town and village shall be liable for  the  negligence  of  a
  person   duly   appointed   by  the  governing  board  or  body  of  the
  municipality, or  by  any  board,  body,  commission  or  other  officer
  thereof,  to operate a municipally owned vehicle within the state in the
  discharge of a statutory duty imposed upon  the  municipality,  provided
  the  appointee  at  the time of the accident or injury was acting in the
  discharge of his duties and within the scope of  his  employment.  Every
  such  appointee  shall,  for  the  purpose of this section, be deemed an
  employee of the municipality,  notwithstanding  the  vehicle  was  being
  operated  in  the  discharge  of  a  public  duty for the benefit of all
  citizens of the  community  and  the  municipality  derived  no  special
  benefit in its corporate capacity.
    2.  The  provisions of this section shall not apply to the city of New

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