|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to transportation|
|Dec 06, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6890
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6890 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6890 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6890 SPONSOR: THOMAS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to including if a person has autism spectrum disorder on his or her driver's license; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: Related to including if a person has autism spectrum disorder on his or her driver's license; repealer SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to ensure that an applicant has space to indicate if he or she autism spectrum disorder JUSTIFICATION:
S6890 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6890 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 6, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to including if a person has autism spectrum disorder on his or her driver's license; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. IN ADDITION TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDI- VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENSURE THAT SPACE IS PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION SO THAT THE APPLICANT SHALL INDICATE IF HE OR SHE HAS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND THAT THE FOLLOWING IS TYPED IN CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS TYPE: "YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING SECTION: ARE YOU A PERSON WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER? CHECK BOX FOR 'YES' OR 'SKIP THIS QUESTION'." THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE WHATEVER PROVISIONS ARE FEASIBLE AND DESIRABLE TO MAINTAIN AND ISSUE ALL SUITABLE DOCUMENTS REGARDING ADVANCED DIRECTIVES AT DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINING OFFICES. § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 490 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 429 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: (b) The identification card shall contain a distinguishing number or mark and adequate space upon which an anatomical gift, pursuant to arti- cle forty-three of the public health law, by the holder may be recorded and shall contain such other information and shall be issued in such form as the commissioner shall determine; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, EVERY IDEN- TIFICATION CARD OR RENEWAL THEREOF ISSUED TO A PERSON WITH AUTISM SPEC- TRUM DISORDER SHALL CONTAIN A DISTINCTIVE MARK; provided, however, every identification card or renewal thereof issued to a person under the age of twenty-one years shall have prominently imprinted thereon the state- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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