senate Bill S1299

Provides a space on drivers licenses for health care proxy information

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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Summary

Provides space on a driver's license for health care proxy information.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1065
Versions:
S1299
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง504, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2613A, A4901
2009-2010: S4048

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BILL NUMBER:S1299

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to health
care proxy information on driver's licenses

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this
legislation is to
amend the information that may be listed on a driver's license to
allow New Yorkers who have completed a health care proxy form to
specify their designated health care agent's name and contact
information.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would amend
paragraph (a) of
subdivision 1 of section 504 of the vehicle and traffic law.

JUSTIFICATION: Individuals deserve to have their
health care wishes
honored, yet a large majority of New York residents do not have a
health care proxy for times when they cannot express their health
care preferences. As a result, their wishes are often unknown, and
they might be given medical treatment that they would not want or not
be given treatment that matches their choices. New Yorkers who have
completed health care proxy forms should be empowered to list their
health care agent's name and contact information on their driver's
license, and allowing this option will encourage others to complete
the proxy form.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.2613 of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one
hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1299

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to health  care
  proxy information on driver's licenses

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 504 of the  vehi-
cle  and  traffic  law, as separately amended by chapters 568 and 639 of
the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Every license or renewal thereof shall  contain  a  distinguishing
mark  and  adequate  space  upon  which  an anatomical gift, pursuant to
section forty-three hundred ten of the public health law, by the  licen-
see shall be recorded and shall contain such other information and shall
be  issued  in  such form as the commissioner shall determine; provided,
however, every license or renewal thereof issued to a person  under  the
age  of  twenty-one  years  shall have prominently imprinted upon it the
statement "UNDER 21 YEARS  OF  AGE"  in  notably  distinctive  print  or
format;  provided  further,  however,  every  license or renewal thereof
issued to a person making an  anatomical  gift  shall  have  prominently
printed  upon the front of such license or renewal thereof the statement
"ORGAN DONOR" in notably  distinctive  print  or  format;  AND  PROVIDED
FURTHER  THAT  EVERY  LICENSE  SHALL HAVE IMPRINTED ON THE BACK, "IF YOU
HAVE COMPLETED A HEALTH CARE PROXY FORM, YOU MAY LIST YOUR  HEALTH  CARE
AGENT  HERE:"    FOLLOWED  BY SPACE FOR THE HEALTH CARE AGENT'S NAME AND
CONTACT INFORMATION. The commissioner shall not  require  fees  for  the
issuance  of  such licenses or renewals thereof to persons under twenty-
one years of age or to persons  making  an  anatomical  gift  which  are
different  from  the  fees  required  for  the  issuance  of licenses or
renewals thereof to persons twenty-one  years  of  age  or  over  or  to
persons not making an anatomical gift.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04190-01-3

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