senate Bill S2226

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Enables veterans to receive benefit information upon applying for or renewing a driver's license

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Summary

Enables veterans to receive benefit information upon applying for or renewing a driver's license.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1753A
Versions:
S2226
S2226A
S2226B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§502, 490 & 508, V & T L; amd §353, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6411B, A10750, S6411B
2013-2014: S2226A

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BILL NUMBER:S2226

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the
executive law, in relation to enabling veterans to receive benefit
information upon applying for or renewing a driver's license

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Enables veterans to receive benefit information upon applying for or
renewing a driver's license.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended to ensure the
Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of NYS provides a space on the
application for a driver's license to enable any applicant who is a
veteran of the military or naval service of the United States to
register to receive information from the division of veterans' affairs
by email or telephone regarding benefits to which such applicant may
be entitled.

Section 502 of the VTL is amended to ensure the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles of NYS provides a space on the application for the renewal of
a driver's license to enable any applicant who is a veteran of the
military or naval service of the United States to register to receive
information from the division of veterans' affairs by email or
telephone regarding benefits to which such applicant may be entitled.

Section 508 of the VTL is amended ensure the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles appoints agents to collect, store and make available to the
division of veterans' affairs the name and contact information of a
veteran applicant who requests to receive benefit information from the
division of veteran affairs.

Section 353 of the executive law referencing the general functions,
powers and duties of the division of veteran affairs is amended to
include coordinating with the department of motor vehicles to retrieve
the name and veterans who are applying for or renewing their driver's
licenses and who request to be contacted by the division via email,
telephone, or mail.

Section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended to ensure the
Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of NYS provides a space on the
application for a non-driver identification card to enable any
applicant who is a veteran of the military or naval service of the
United States to register to receive information from the division of
veterans' affairs by email or telephone regarding benefits to which
such applicant may be entitled.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would allow veterans to voluntarily identify their
veteran status when applying for or renewing their driver's license.
At no cost to taxpayers, Vets Connect utilizes the DMV as an intake
point to gather information on veterans not currently in the state
system. The department of motor vehicles collects, stores, and makes
this information available to the division of veteran affairs which
would provide information about the benefits to which they may be
entitled.


NYS Department of Motor Vehicles would work with the Division of
Veteran Affairs to share information to relay benefit updates for the
veterans. The information gathering would happen when veterans go to
apply for or renew their drivers license. By checking a box on the
application indicating they are a veteran of naval forces or military
they are also giving the department of motor vehicles permission to
share information with the division of veteran affairs and have
information distributed to him or her via email, telephone, and mail.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Negligible.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law; provided, however, that section two of this act shall
take effect October 3, 2013; and provided further that section three
of this act shall take effect October 3, 2016.

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

                                  2226

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   RIVERA,   LARKIN,   DIAZ,   DILAN,   GIANARIS,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, KENNEDY -- 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 and the executive law, in
  relation to enabling veterans  to  receive  benefit  information  upon
  applying for or renewing a driver's license

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 502 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended  by  section  1 of part D of chapter 58 of the laws of
2012, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Application for license.  Application for a driver's license  shall
be made to the commissioner.  The fee prescribed by law may be submitted
with such application. The applicant shall furnish such proof of identi-
ty, age, and fitness as may be required by the commissioner. The commis-
sioner may also provide that the application procedure shall include the
taking  of  a  photo image or images of the applicant in accordance with
rules and regulations prescribed by the commissioner. In  addition,  the
commissioner  also  shall  require that the applicant provide his or her
social security number and provide space on the application so that  the
applicant  may  register  in  the  New York state organ and tissue donor
registry under section forty-three hundred ten of the public health law.
IN ADDITION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENSURE THAT SPACE IS PROVIDED ON THE
APPLICATION TO ENABLE ANY APPLICANT WHO HAS SERVED IN THE  ARMED  FORCES
OF  THE  UNITED  STATES FOR ANY DURATION OF TIME, TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE
INFORMATION FROM THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE
REGARDING BENEFITS TO WHICH SUCH APPLICANT MAY BE ENTITLED AND THAT  THE
FOLLOWING  IS  STATED  ON  THE  APPLICATION:  "BY CHECKING THIS BOX, YOU
CERTIFY THAT YOU SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU
GIVE PERMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SHARE  YOUR  NAME
AND CONTACT INFORMATION WITH THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO ENABLE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05515-03-3

S. 2226                             2

THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR
MAIL  REGARDING  BENEFITS TO WHICH YOU MAY BE ENTITLED". In addition, an
applicant for a commercial driver's license who will operate  a  commer-
cial motor vehicle in interstate commerce shall certify that such appli-
cant  meets  the  requirements to operate a commercial motor vehicle, as
set forth in public law 99-570, title XII, and title 49 of the  code  of
federal  regulations,  and  all  regulations  promulgated  by the United
States secretary of transportation under the hazardous materials  trans-
portation  act.  In  addition,  an  applicant  for a commercial driver's
license shall submit a medical certificate at such intervals as required
by the federal motor carrier safety improvement act  of  1999  and  Part
383.71(h)  of  title  49  of the code of federal regulations relating to
medical certification and in a manner prescribed  by  the  commissioner.
For  purposes  of  this  section  and  sections five hundred three, five
hundred ten-a, and five hundred ten-aa of this title, the terms "medical
certificate" and "medical certification" shall mean a form substantially
in compliance with the form set forth in Part 391.43(h) of title  49  of
the code of federal regulations. Upon a determination that the holder of
a commercial driver's license has made any false statement, with respect
to  the application for such license, the commissioner shall revoke such
license.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
separately  amended  by  chapters  465  and  487 of the laws of 2012, is
REPEALED and a new subdivision 1 is added to read as follows:
  1. APPLICATION FOR LICENSE. APPLICATION FOR A DRIVER'S  LICENSE  SHALL
BE  MADE TO THE COMMISSIONER. THE FEE PRESCRIBED BY LAW MAY BE SUBMITTED
WITH SUCH APPLICATION. THE APPLICANT SHALL FURNISH SUCH PROOF OF IDENTI-
TY, AGE, AND FITNESS AS MAY  BE  REQUIRED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER.    THE
COMMISSIONER  MAY  ALSO  PROVIDE  THAT  THE  APPLICATION PROCEDURE SHALL
INCLUDE THE TAKING OF A PHOTO  IMAGE  OR  IMAGES  OF  THE  APPLICANT  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. IN
ADDITION, THE COMMISSIONER ALSO SHALL REQUIRE THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE
HIS  OR  HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND PROVIDE SPACE ON THE APPLICATION
SO THAT THE APPLICANT MAY REGISTER IN  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  ORGAN  AND
TISSUE  DONOR  REGISTRY  UNDER  SECTION  FORTY-THREE  HUNDRED TEN OF THE
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AND SPACE TO ENABLE ANY APPLICANT WHO HAS  SERVED  IN
THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES FOR ANY DURATION OF TIME, TO
REGISTER TO RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM THE DIVISION OF  VETERANS'  AFFAIRS
BY  EMAIL OR TELEPHONE REGARDING BENEFITS TO WHICH SUCH APPLICANT MAY BE
ENTITLED AND THAT THE FOLLOWING IS STATED ON THE APPLICATION: "BY CHECK-
ING THIS BOX, YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU SERVED IN THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES  AND YOU GIVE PERMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHI-
CLES TO SHARE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION  WITH  THE  DIVISION  OF
VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO ENABLE THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO CONTACT
YOU  VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR MAIL REGARDING BENEFITS TO WHICH YOU MAY BE
ENTITLED". IN ADDITION, AN APPLICANT FOR A COMMERCIAL  DRIVER'S  LICENSE
WHO WILL OPERATE A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE SHALL
CERTIFY  THAT SUCH APPLICANT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS TO OPERATE A COMMER-
CIAL MOTOR VEHICLE, AS SET FORTH IN PUBLIC LAW 99-570,  TITLE  XII,  AND
TITLE 49 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AND ALL REGULATIONS PROMUL-
GATED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION UNDER THE HAZARD-
OUS  MATERIALS  TRANSPORTATION  ACT.  IN  ADDITION,  AN  APPLICANT FOR A
COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE SHALL SUBMIT A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE  AT  SUCH
INTERVALS  AS  REQUIRED  BY THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY IMPROVEMENT
ACT OF 1999 AND PART 383.71(H) OF TITLE 49 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL  REGU-
LATIONS  RELATING TO MEDICAL CERTIFICATION AND IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY

S. 2226                             3

THE COMMISSIONER.   FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION  AND  SECTIONS  FIVE
HUNDRED  THREE,  FIVE  HUNDRED  TEN-A,  AND  FIVE HUNDRED TEN-AA OF THIS
TITLE, THE TERMS "MEDICAL CERTIFICATE" AND "MEDICAL CERTIFICATION" SHALL
MEAN  A FORM SUBSTANTIALLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FORM SET FORTH IN PART
391.43(H) OF TITLE 49 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS. UPON A  DETER-
MINATION  THAT  THE HOLDER OF A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE HAS MADE ANY
FALSE STATEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION FOR SUCH  LICENSE,  THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL REVOKE SUCH LICENSE.
  S  3.  Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added by section two of this act, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Application for license. Application for a driver's  license  shall
be  made to the commissioner. The fee prescribed by law may be submitted
with such application. The applicant shall furnish such proof of identi-
ty, age, and fitness as may  be  required  by  the  commissioner.    The
commissioner  may  also  provide  that  the  application procedure shall
include the taking of a photo  image  or  images  of  the  applicant  in
accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the commissioner. In
addition, the commissioner also shall require that the applicant provide
his  or  her social security number and provide space on the application
so that the applicant may register in  the  New  York  state  organ  and
tissue  donor  registry  under  section  forty-three  hundred ten of the
public health law, [and space to enable any applicant who has served  in
the  armed  forces  of  the  United  States for any duration of time, to
register to receive information from the division of  veterans'  affairs
by  email or telephone regarding benefits to which such applicant may be
entitled and that the following is stated on the application: "By check-
ing this box, you certify that you served in the  armed  forces  of  the
United  States  and you give permission to the department of motor vehi-
cles to share your name and contact information  with  the  division  of
veterans' affairs to enable the division of veterans' affairs to contact
you  via email, telephone or mail regarding benefits to which you may be
entitled"] AND SPACE SO THAT THE APPLICANT MAY REQUEST A  NOTATION  UPON
SUCH  LICENSE  THAT  HE  OR  SHE IS A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED
FORCES.  In addition, an applicant for a commercial driver's license who
will operate a commercial motor vehicle  in  interstate  commerce  shall
certify  that such applicant meets the requirements to operate a commer-
cial motor vehicle, as set forth in public law 99-570,  title  XII,  and
title 49 of the code of federal regulations, and all regulations promul-
gated by the United States secretary of transportation under the hazard-
ous  materials  transportation  act.  In  addition,  an  applicant for a
commercial driver's license shall submit a medical certificate  at  such
intervals  as  required  by the federal motor carrier safety improvement
act of 1999 and Part 383.71(h) of title 49 of the code of federal  regu-
lations  relating to medical certification and in a manner prescribed by
the commissioner.   For purposes  of  this  section  and  sections  five
hundred  three,  five  hundred  ten-a,  and  five hundred ten-aa of this
title, the terms "medical certificate" and "medical certification" shall
mean a form substantially in compliance with the form set forth in  Part
391.43(h)  of title 49 of the code of federal regulations. Upon a deter-
mination that the holder of a commercial driver's license has  made  any
false  statement,  with respect to the application for such license, the
commissioner shall revoke such license.
  S 4. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 502 of the vehicle  and
traffic law, as amended by section 3 of part K of chapter 59 of the laws
of 2009, is amended to read as follows:

S. 2226                             4

  (a)  A  license  issued  pursuant  to subdivision five of this section
shall be valid until the expiration date contained thereon, unless  such
license  is suspended, revoked or cancelled. Such license may be renewed
by submission of an application for renewal, the fee prescribed by  law,
proofs  of  prior licensing, fitness and acceptable vision prescribed by
the  commissioner,  the  applicant's  social  security  number,  and  if
required  by  the  commissioner  a  photo image of the applicant in such
numbers and form as the commissioner shall prescribe.  IN ADDITION,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL ENSURE THAT SPACE IS PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FOR
RENEWAL TO ENABLE ANY APPLICANT WHO HAS SERVED IN THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF
THE  UNITED  STATES TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM THE DIVISION
OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE REGARDING BENEFITS  TO  WHICH
SUCH  APPLICANT  MAY BE ENTITLED AND THAT THE FOLLOWING IS STATED ON THE
APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL: "BY CHECKING THIS BOX,  YOU  CERTIFY  THAT  YOU
SERVED  IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU GIVE PERMISSION
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES  TO  SHARE  YOUR  NAME  AND  CONTACT
INFORMATION  WITH  THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO ENABLE THE DIVI-
SION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL,  TELEPHONE  OR  MAIL
REGARDING BENEFITS TO WHICH YOU MAY BE ENTITLED". In addition, an appli-
cant  for  renewal of a license containing a hazardous material endorse-
ment shall pass an examination to retain such endorsement.  The  commis-
sioner  shall,  with  respect  to  the  renewal of a hazardous materials
endorsement,  comply  with  the  requirements  imposed  upon  states  by
sections  383.141  and  1572.13 of title 49 of the code of federal regu-
lations. A renewal of such license shall be issued by  the  commissioner
upon  approval of such application, except that no such license shall be
issued if its issuance would be  inconsistent  with  the  provisions  of
section  five hundred sixteen of this title, and except that the commis-
sioner may refuse to renew such license if the applicant is  the  holder
of  a  currently  valid  or renewable license to drive issued by another
state or foreign country unless the applicant surrenders such license.
  S 5. Subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  IN ADDITION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENSURE THAT SPACE IS PROVIDED
ON THE APPLICATION AND THE APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL TO ENABLE ANY  APPLI-
CANT WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO REGISTER
TO  RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS BY EMAIL,
TELEPHONE OR MAIL REGARDING BENEFITS TO  WHICH  SUCH  APPLICANT  MAY  BE
ENTITLED  AND THAT THE FOLLOWING IS STATED ON THE APPLICATION AND APPLI-
CATION FOR RENEWAL: "BY CHECKING THIS BOX, YOU CERTIFY THAT  YOU  SERVED
IN  THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU GIVE PERMISSION TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SHARE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT  INFORMATION
WITH  THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO ENABLE THE DIVISION OF VETER-
ANS' AFFAIRS TO CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL OR TELEPHONE REGARDING BENEFITS TO
WHICH YOU MAY BE ENTITLED".
  S 6. Section 508 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL APPOINT AGENTS TO ACT ON HIS OR  HER  BEHALF
TO  COLLECT,  STORE  AND  MAKE  AVAILABLE  TO  THE DIVISION OF VETERANS'
AFFAIRS THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF AN APPLICANT WHO  SERVED  IN
THE  ARMED  FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES FOR ANY DURATION OF TIME AND WHO
REQUESTS TO RECEIVE BENEFIT INFORMATION FROM THE DIVISION  OF  VETERANS'
AFFAIRS  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION SIX
OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S 7. Section 353 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 21 to read as follows:

S. 2226                             5

  21.  TO  COORDINATE  WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION ONE OR PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDIVISION  SIX  OF  SECTION  FIVE
HUNDRED  TWO OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW TO RETRIEVE NAME AND CONTACT
INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF  THE  UNITED
STATES  FOR  ANY DURATION OF TIME WHO ARE APPLYING FOR OR RENEWING THEIR
DRIVER'S LICENSES AND WHO REQUEST TO BE CONTACTED BY  THE  DIVISION  VIA
EMAIL,  TELEPHONE  OR MAIL REGARDING BENEFITS TO WHICH THEY MAY BE ENTI-
TLED.
  S 8. Subdivision 3 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  458  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. Application for learner's permit. An application  for  a  learner's
permit  shall be included in the application for a license.  THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL ENSURE THAT SPACE IS PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION TO  ENABLE
ANY  APPLICANT  WHO  HAS SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR ANY DURATION OF TIME, TO REGISTER OR RECEIVE  INFORMATION  FROM  THE
DIVISION  OF  VETERANS' AFFAIRS BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE REGARDING BENEFITS
TO WHICH SUCH APPLICANT MAY BE ENTITLED AND THAT THE FOLLOWING IS STATED
ON THE APPLICATION: "BY CHECKING THIS BOX, YOU CERTIFY THAT  YOU  SERVED
IN  THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU GIVE PERMISSION TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SHARE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT  INFORMATION
WITH  THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO ENABLE THE DIVISION OF VETER-
ANS' AFFAIRS TO CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR MAIL REGARDING BENE-
FITS TO WHICH YOU MAY BE ENTITLED". A learner's permit shall  be  issued
in such form as the commissioner shall determine but shall not be issued
unless the applicant has successfully passed the vision test required by
this section and the test set forth in paragraph (a) of subdivision four
of  this section with respect to laws relating to traffic and ability to
read and comprehend traffic signs and  symbols  and  has  satisfactorily
completed  any  course required pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision
four of this section. Upon acceptance of an application for a  learner's
permit  the  commissioner  shall  provide  the applicant with a driver's
manual which includes but is not limited to the laws relating  to  traf-
fic,  the  laws  relating  to and physiological effects of driving while
ability impaired and driving while intoxicated, the law  for  exercising
due  care  to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or standing author-
ized emergency vehicle or hazard  vehicle  pursuant  to  section  eleven
hundred  forty-four-a of this chapter, explanations of traffic signs and
symbols and such other matters as the commissioner may prescribe.
  S 9. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law; provided, however, that section two of this act shall
take  effect October 3, 2013; and provided further that section three of
this act shall take effect October 3, 2016.

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