assembly Bill A10260

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "Gender Recognition Act"; and repealing subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law relating to driver's licenses

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Mar 27, 2018 referred to governmental operations

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A10260 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66, Civ Rts L; rpld §502 sub 1, amd §502, V & T L; amd §4138, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3457

A10260 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enacting the "Gender Recognition Act"; repeals certain provisions of the vehicle and traffic law relating to driver's licenses.

A10260 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10260

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, the vehicle and  traffic  law  and
  the public health law, in relation to enacting the "Gender Recognition
  Act";  and  repealing  subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and
  traffic law relating to driver's licenses

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "Gender Recognition Act".
  § 2. The civil rights law is amended by adding a  new  section  66  to
read as follows:
  §  66. CHANGE OF NAME TO CONFORM TO GENDER IDENTITY. 1. ANY PERSON MAY
ELECT TO ASSUME A NEW NAME  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  CHANGING  THEIR  NAME  TO
CONFORM TO THEIR GENDER IDENTITY.
  2.  THE  PROCEEDING  FOR  A CHANGE OF NAME TO CONFORM THE PETITIONER'S
NAME TO THE PETITIONER'S GENDER IDENTITY IS EXEMPT FROM ANY  REQUIREMENT
FOR PUBLICATION.
  §  3.  Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
amended by chapter 487 of the laws of 2012, is REPEALED.
  § 4. Subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
amended by chapter 465 of the laws of 2012, the third undesignated para-
graph  as amended by chapter 248 of the laws of 2016, 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, GENDER CATEGORY, and fitness as may be required by the  commis-
sioner.    THE  APPLICANT  SHALL  CHOOSE  THEIR GENDER CATEGORY OF MALE,
FEMALE, OR NONBINARY, AND THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT REQUIRE  DOCUMENTA-
TION  FOR  AN  ORIGINAL DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICANT'S INITIAL CHOICE OF A
GENDER CATEGORY OR A LICENSED APPLICANT'S REQUEST FOR AN AMENDMENT TO  A
GENDER  CATEGORY OTHER THAN THE FOLLOWING: THE APPLICANT'S SELF-CERTIFI-
CATION OF THEIR CHOSEN GENDER CATEGORY;  OR  DOCUMENTATION  REQUIRED  BY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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