senate Bill S4801

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a visor card for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Apr 25, 2011 referred to transportation

S4801 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10538
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8117

S4801 - Summary

Establishes a visor card for the deaf and hard of hearing.

S4801 - Sponsor Memo

S4801 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4801

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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
  visor communication cards for the deaf and hard of hearing

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 404-x to read as follows:
  S 404-X.  VISOR COMMUNICATION CARD FOR THE NEW  YORK  STATE  DEAF  AND
HARD  OF  HEARING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "DEAF PERSON" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON WHO, BECAUSE OF HEARING  LOSS,
IS  NOT  ABLE  TO  DISCRIMINATE SPEECH WHEN SPOKEN IN A NORMAL CONVERSA-
TIONAL TONE REGARDLESS OF THE USE OF AMPLIFICATION DEVICES; AND
  (B) "HARD OF HEARING PERSON" SHALL MEAN ANY  PERSON  WHO,  BECAUSE  OF
HEARING  LOSS,  HAS  A  DIMINISHED  CAPACITY TO DISCRIMINATE SPEECH WHEN
SPOKEN IN A NORMAL CONVERSATIONAL TONE.
  (C) "VISOR COMMUNICATION  CARD"  SHALL  MEAN  SUCH  IDENTIFICATION  AS
ISSUED  BY THE DEPARTMENT WHICH IDENTIFIES THE DRIVER AS DEAF OR HARD OF
HEARING, AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION, AND WHICH DETAILS  THE  APPROPRIATE
PROCEDURES FOR ASSISTING A DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING DRIVER DURING A TRAF-
FIC STOP AS PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2.  ANY PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE, UPON REQUEST AND ACCOMPANIED BY
A DOCTOR'S STATEMENT INDICATING SUCH PERSON IS EITHER DEAF  OR  HARD  OF
HEARING,  SHALL  BE  ISSUED  A VISOR COMMUNICATION CARD FOR THE DEAF AND
HARD OF HEARING OF A DESIGN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.    APPLICATION
FOR  SUCH  VISOR COMMUNICATION CARD SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSIONER
IN SUCH FORM AND DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE.
  3. A VISOR COMMUNICATION CARD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE
ISSUED UPON THE PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR REGISTRATION  FEE  PRESCRIBED  BY
SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ONE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01257-01-1

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