|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 17, 2020||signed chap.31|
delivered to governor
|Feb 10, 2020||returned to assembly|
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|
senate Bill S6967Signed By Governor
Current Bill Status Via A8983 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6967 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: 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 license PURPOSE OR IDEA OF GENERAL BILL: Makes various amendments to a chapter from 2019. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation clarifies a chapter from 2019 regarding the privilege to operate a motor vehicle after loss of consciousness events to ensure that that licensees/applicants will have to provide sufficient medical documentation in advance of automatic suspension/denial hearings, to ensure that the Department of Motor Vehicles has sufficient evidence to evaluate the case.
S6967 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6967 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 license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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:  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 consciousness. 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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