senate Bill S2484

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 17, 2013 referred to transportation

S2484 - Details

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

S2484 - 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.

S2484 - Sponsor Memo

S2484 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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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