assembly Bill A7954

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to presumed consent to organ and tissue donation; repealer

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Mar 10, 2020 held for consideration in transportation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 29, 2019 referred to transportation

A7954 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §502 sub 1, amd §§490 & 502, V & T L

A7954 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to modify applications for driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards in a manner that deems consent to organ and tissue donation unless the applicant expressly elects not to consent.

A7954 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to presumed
  consent to organ and tissue donation; and to repeal certain provisions
  of such law relating to licensure of drivers


  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of section 490 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 465 of the laws of 2012, the  third  undesig-
nated  paragraph  as  amended  by  chapter  248  of the laws of 2016, is
amended to read as follows:
  2. Application. Any person to whom a  driver's  license  or  learner's
permit  has  not  been  issued  by  the  commissioner, or whose driver's
license or learner's permit is expired, suspended,  revoked  or  surren-
dered,  may  make application to the commissioner for the issuance of an
identification card.  The  commissioner  shall  [ensure  that  space  is
provided  on  the  application  so  that the applicant shall register or
decline registration in the donate life registry for  organ  and  tissue
donations  pursuant  to  section  forty-three  hundred ten of the public
health law and that the following is stated on the application in  clear
and conspicuous type:
  "You  must  fill out the following section: Would you like to be added
to the Donate Life Registry? Check box for 'yes'  or  'skip  this  ques-
  The  commissioner  of  health shall not maintain records of any person
who checks "skip this question". Except where the application is made in
person or electronically, failure to check a box shall  not  impair  the
validity of an application, and failure to check "yes" or checking "skip
this  question" shall not be construed to imply a wish not to donate. In
the case of an applicant under eighteen years  of  age,  checking  "yes"
shall  not constitute consent to make an anatomical gift or registration

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