senate Bill S6890

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Dec 06, 2019 referred to rules

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S6890 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8711
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§490 & 504, rpld & add §502 sub 1, V & T L

S6890 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6890 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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