assembly Bill A8711

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to including if a person has autism spectrum disorder on his or her driver's license; repealer

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Oct 23, 2019 referred to transportation

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A8711 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6890
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§490 & 504, rpld & add §502 sub 1, V & T L

A8711 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes a distinctive mark on a person's driver's license if a person has autism spectrum disorder.

A8711 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8711

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SAYEGH -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

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.