|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2014||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|May 12, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|May 07, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|May 06, 2014||1st report cal.511|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 11, 2013||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 10, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1178|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1948
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1948 - Details
S1948 - Summary
Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to establish a next of kin registry for holders of drivers' licenses, learners' permits and non-driver identification cards; such holders may submit their emergency contact information to be used by police in the event the holder is injured or killed.
S1948 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1948 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing a next of kin registry for holders of drivers' licenses, learners' permits and non-driver identification cards PURPOSE: To create a "next of kin registry" in the State of New York. SUMMARY: Section 1 amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new section (215-a) in order to require the commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish and operate a statewide internet site to be known as the "next of kin registry." The commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles will be required to create a system by which the license/ID holder can sign in using their card number and add emergency contacts who are 18 years or older. The emergency contact will be contacted by an investigating police officer in the event of an accident pursuant to the new Section 606 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law provided for in Section 2 of this legislation. Section 2 creates a new Section 606 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law in order to provide for appropriate times an investigating police officer should attempt to contact the emergency contact provided for in the "next of kin registry" including any event resulting in physical injury, death, or incapacitation.
S1948 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1948 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, KLEIN -- 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 next of kin registry for holders of drivers' licenses, learners' permits and non-driver identification cards 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 215-a to read as follows: S 215-A. NEXT OF KIN REGISTRY. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH AND OPERATE, WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, AN AUTOMATED, STATEWIDE INTERNET ACCES- SIBLE WEBSITE TO BE KNOWN AS THE "NEXT OF KIN REGISTRY". SUCH REGISTRY SHALL BE CAPABLE OF STORING EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE HOLDERS OF DRIVERS' LICENSES, LEARNERS' PERMITS AND NON-DRIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO BE ACCESSIBLE BY POLICE OFFICERS PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIX OF THIS CHAPTER. ANY HOLDER OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, LEARNER'S PERMIT OR NON-DRIVER IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY VOLUNTARILY SUBMIT, VIA AN INTERNET WEBSITE ESTABLISHED THEREFOR, THE NAMES, ADDRESSES AND TELE- PHONE NUMBERS OF TWO EMERGENCY CONTACTS FOR INCLUSION IN THE NEXT OF KIN REGISTRY. 2. IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEXT OF KIN REGISTRY, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCESS WHEREBY ANY HOLDER OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, LEARNER'S PERMIT OR NON-DRIVER IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY ELECTRONICALLY SIGN INTO THE DEPARTMENT INTERNET WEBSITE USING HIS OR HER LICENSE, PERMIT OR CARD NUMBER. THEREAFTER, SUCH HOLDER MAY ENTER HIS OR HER EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSONS, OR MAY REVISE OR UPDATE PREVIOUSLY ENTERED EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION. 3. INFORMATION IN THE NEXT OF KIN REGISTRY SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE SOLELY FOR THE USE OF POLICE OFFICERS PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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