senate Bill S539A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot program authorizing the department of motor vehicles to include certain emergency medical information on drivers database

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
May 03, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Apr 04, 2011 print number 539a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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May 3, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S539A
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S539 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4923A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§504, 503, 507, V & T L; amd §206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1830, A9958

S539 - Summary

Establishes a pilot program directing the department of motor vehicles to establish a confidential database of the emergency medical information of drivers who elect to participate; such information would only be provided to emergency medical personnel when a participant was in need of care.

S539 - Sponsor Memo

S539 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   539

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  BRESLIN, SAMPSON, SMITH -- 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 authorizing
  forms of licenses to include blood types

  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  THAT  EVERY  LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL CONTAIN A DISTIN-
GUISHING NUMBER OR MARK AND ADEQUATE SPACE  UPON  WHICH  THE  LICENSEE'S
BLOOD  TYPE  MAY  BE  RECORDED  AT THE OPTION OF THE LICENSEE, AND SHALL
CONTAIN SUCH OTHER RELATED INFORMATION AND SHALL BE ISSUED IN SUCH  FORM
AS  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
SHALL DETERMINE; provided, however, every  license  or  renewal  thereof
issued  to  a person under the age of twenty-one years shall have promi-
nently imprinted upon it the statement "UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE" in  nota-
bly  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. 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

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

Co-Sponsors

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S539A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4923A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§504, 503, 507, V & T L; amd §206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1830, A9958

S539A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot program directing the department of motor vehicles to establish a confidential database of the emergency medical information of drivers who elect to participate; such information would only be provided to emergency medical personnel when a participant was in need of care.

S539A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S539A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 539--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SMITH,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the public health law,
  in relation to establishing a pilot program authorizing the department
  of motor vehicles to include certain health information on persons who
  elect to participate in such program

  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 chapter 639 of the laws of 2006, 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 PROVIDE SPACE ON THE APPLICATION
WHEREBY THE APPLICANT  MAY  PROVIDE  EMERGENCY  MEDICAL  INFORMATION  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  SUBDIVISION  SIX OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED SEVEN OF THIS
ARTICLE. In addition, an applicant for a commercial driver's license who
will operate a commercial motor vehicle  in  interstate  commerce  shall

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

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