senate Bill S6230A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 print number 6230a
Jun 07, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation

S6230 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8389
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.42, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2565, A249

S6230 - Summary

Relates to providing for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

S6230 - Sponsor Memo

S6230 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6230

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

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  providing
  for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

  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
article 17-D to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 17-D
                      AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD
SECTION 499-H. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD.
  S  499-H.  AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD. UPON THE REQUEST OF A PERSON
WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, OR THE GUARDIAN OR CAREGIVER  OF  SUCH
PERSON,  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ELIGIBILITY AND
DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA ESTABLISHED FOR SUCH PURPOSE AND FOR A FEE NOT TO
EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS, AN IDENTIFICATION CARD DENOTING  THAT  SUCH  PERSON
HAS BEEN MEDICALLY DIAGNOSED WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. SUCH CARD
SHALL  INDICATE  THE  NAME, ADDRESS AND DATE OF BIRTH OF THE CARD BEARER
AND, AT THE CARD BEARER'S DISCRETION, THE NAME AND PHONE  NUMBER  OF  AN
INDIVIDUAL  DESIGNATED  BY  THE  CARD  BEARER TO BE CONTACTED IN CASE OF
EMERGENCY. THE CARD SHALL CONTAIN A STATEMENT EXPLAINING AUTISM SPECTRUM
DISORDERS, AND HOW THEY MAY GIVE RISE TO PHYSICAL AGITATION  AND  IMPAIR
AN  INDIVIDUAL'S  ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE OR RESPOND TO DIRECTIONS.  SUCH
CARD SHALL FURTHER INDICATE THAT IT HAS BEEN ISSUED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  ARTICLE. THE IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE PRESENTED TO
LAW ENFORCEMENT AS NECESSARY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11800-01-5

S6230A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8389
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.42, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2565, A249

S6230A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

S6230A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6230A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6230--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in  relation  to  providing  for
  identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

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

  Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
13.42 to read as follows:
S 13.42 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD.
  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP AN IDENTIFICATION CARD DENOTING
THAT A PERSON HAS BEEN  MEDICALLY  DIAGNOSED  WITH  AN  AUTISM  SPECTRUM
DISORDER.  SUCH IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE PRESENTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT,
FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL AS NECESSARY.
  (B)  UPON THE REQUEST OF A PERSON WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, OR
THE GUARDIAN OR CAREGIVER OF SUCH PERSON, THE OFFICE  SHALL  ISSUE  SUCH
AUTISM  SPECTRUM  DISORDER  CARD  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  ELIGIBILITY  AND
DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR A FEE NOT TO EXCEED
FIVE DOLLARS.
  (C) THE FRONT OF SUCH CARD SHALL INDICATE THAT IT HAS BEEN  ISSUED  BY
THE OFFICE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (1) THE CARD BEARER'S NAME;
  (2) THE CARD BEARER'S ADDRESS;
  (3) THE CARD BEARER'S DATE OF BIRTH; AND
  (4)  THE  FOLLOWING  STATEMENT: "I HAVE AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. I
MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING AND FOLLOWING YOUR DIRECTIONS  OR  MAY
BECOME UNABLE TO RESPOND. I MAY BECOME PHYSICALLY AGITATED IF YOU PROMPT
ME VERBALLY OR TOUCH ME OR MOVE TOO CLOSE TO ME. AUTISM IS NOT AN EXCUSE
FOR  ILLEGAL  BEHAVIOR.  I AM NOT INTENTIONALLY REFUSING TO COOPERATE. I
MAY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE. PLEASE SEE THE BACK OF THIS CARD."
  (D) THE BACK OF SUCH CARD SHALL INCLUDE:

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

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