senate Bill S6967

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to evidence of loss of consciousness for the purposes of maintaining a driver's license

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Current Bill Status Via A8983 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.31
delivered to governor
Feb 10, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.46
substituted for s6967
Feb 10, 2020 substituted by a8983
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.46
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6967 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L (as proposed in S.5225-A & A.4751-A)

S6967 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to evidence of loss of consciousness for the purposes of maintaining a driver's license.

S6967 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6967 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 evidence of
  loss of consciousness for  the  purposes  of  maintaining  a  driver's


  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 502 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as added by a chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the vehicle and
traffic law relating to the licensing of drivers where there is evidence
of the loss of consciousness by such person, as proposed in  legislative
bills numbers S.5225-A and A.4751-A, is amended to read as follows:
  [8]  9.  Loss of consciousness. a. This subdivision shall apply to any
applicant for an original driver's license in this state  who  has  ever
suffered  a  loss of consciousness, to any applicant for a renewal driv-
er's license who has suffered a loss of consciousness since his  or  her
last  license was issued in this state, to any person who is required to
submit  physicians',  physician  assistants',  or  nurse  practitioners'
statements, in such form as the commissioner may require, as a condition
for  continuing  licensing,  and  to  persons holding a driver's license
concerning whom the  commissioner  has  received  evidence  of  loss  of
  b.  As  used  in  this subdivision, the following terms shall have the
following meanings: "loss of consciousness" shall mean the condition  of
not  being  aware  of  one's  surroundings or of one's existence and the
inability to receive, interpret or react to sensory impressions  as  the
result  of  epilepsy, syncope, cataplexy, narcolepsy and other disorders
affecting consciousness and control; and "evidence of loss of conscious-
ness" shall mean a police accident report filed pursuant to section  six
hundred  three  of  this  chapter indicating a loss of consciousness, no
matter how [denominate] DENOMINATED, as the cause  of  an  accident,  or
admission  by  an applicant or licensee, or a complaint alleging loss of
consciousness received from police agencies and others.

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


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