assembly Bill A8330

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to applicants for a driver's license who have suffered a loss of consciousness resulting from the impact of a collision

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Oct 20, 2021 referred to transportation

A8330 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

A8330 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Excludes applicants for a driver's license or renewal who have suffered a loss of consciousness caused by a collision from persons required to submit physicians' statements as a condition of licensing; requires the commissioner to provide a notice of suspension electronically in addition to mailing such notice where the licensee has an active online account with DMV.

A8330 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8330
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to applicants
   for a driver's license who  have  suffered  a  loss  of  consciousness
   resulting from the impact of a collision

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 9 of section 502 of the  vehicle
 and  traffic  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  31 of the laws of 2020, is
 amended and a new paragraph g is added to read as follows:
   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, BUT SHALL NOT APPLY TO A STATE OF
 UNCONSCIOUSNESS CAUSED BY OR DIRECTLY RESULTING FROM  THE  IMPACT  OF  A
 COLLISION;  and  "evidence of loss of consciousness" shall mean a police
 accident report filed pursuant to section  six  hundred  three  of  this
 chapter  indicating  a loss of consciousness, no matter how denominated,
 as the cause of an accident, or admission by an applicant  or  licensee,
 or a complaint alleging loss of consciousness received from police agen-
 cies and others.
   G.  IN ADDITION TO MAILING A NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO A LICENSEE PURSU-
 ANT TO PARAGRAPH D OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO
 PROVIDE  A  COPY OF SUCH NOTICE OF SUSPENSION ELECTRONICALLY TO ANY SUCH
 LICENSEE WHO HAS AN ACTIVE ONLINE ACCOUNT WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13401-01-1