senate Bill S2484

Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to establish a yellow dot program under which vehicle occupants' medical information is available in the glove compartment

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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to establish a yellow dot program under which the medical and emergency contact information of the occupants, aged 55 or older, of a motor vehicle is available to emergency personnel in the glove compartment.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6171
Versions:
S2484
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง200, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6333, A10441

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BILL NUMBER:S2484

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to establishing a yellow dot program for persons fifty-five
years of age or older

PURPOSE: Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to establish a
yellow dot program under which vehicle occupants' medical information
is available in the glove compartment.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends section 200 of the vehicle and traffic law by
adding a new subdivision three.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation allows the Commissioner of the
Department of Motor Vehicles to create a "Yellow Dot" program that
would alert first responders about a driver's medical condition,
facilitating treatment and helping more victims of crashes survive.
This program is designed to help victims during the first sixty
minutes after a crash, an hour that can make all the difference
between life and death. A yellow dot fixed to the driver side rear
window of a vehicle would notify emergency personnel of a folder in
the glove compartment, alerting them to important information the
victim might be unable to communicate at the time. This program is
already present in numerous states including Kansas, Illinois, Iowa,
Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, Connecticut, and Alabama.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6333 - Referred to
Transportation/A.10441 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of April next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law, provided
that, effective immediately, any action necessary to implement the
provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized and
directed to be completed on or before such date.

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

                                  2484

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 establishing
  a yellow dot program for persons fifty-five years of age or older

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

  Section  1.  Section  200 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A YELLOW DOT PROGRAM FOR OPER-
ATORS AND PASSENGERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES WHO ARE FIFTY-FIVE YEARS  OF  AGE
OR  OLDER.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE PROVISION OF A YELLOW DOT
DECAL, OR MEDICAL INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM, AND A  DURABLE
YELLOW  ENVELOPE FOR SUCH FORM. THE PLACEMENT OF THE YELLOW DOT DECAL ON
THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE REAR WINDOW OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL  INDI-
CATE  TO  EMERGENCY  PERSONNEL  THAT  THE  MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY CONTACT
INFORMATION FOR THE OCCUPANTS OF SUCH VEHICLE MAY BE LOCATED IN A YELLOW
ENVELOPE IN THE VEHICLE'S GLOVE COMPARTMENT.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
SHALL  ESTABLISH AND DISTRIBUTE THE MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOR-
MATION FORM TO BE USED FOR THE YELLOW DOT PROGRAM.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE YELLOW DOT PROGRAM MATERIALS AVAILABLE
BY MAIL AND AT EVERY STATE AND COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
the  date  on which it shall have become a law, provided that, effective
immediately, any action necessary to implement the  provisions  of  this
act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on
or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05558-01-3

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