Bill Text: NY S02380 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Provides three options for the designation of sex by applicants for non-driver identification cards, drivers' licenses and learners' permits.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-03 - PRINT NUMBER 2380B [S02380 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02380-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2380--B

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 24, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
          tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
          mitted to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the desig-
          nation of sex by applicants for non-driver identification cards, driv-
          ers' licenses and learners' permits

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.   The opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 490 of
     2  the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 465 of  the  laws  of
     3  2012, is amended to read as follows:
     4    Any person to whom a driver's license or learner's permit has not been
     5  issued  by  the  commissioner,  or  whose  driver's license or learner's
     6  permit is expired, suspended, revoked or surrendered, may make  applica-
     7  tion  to  the  commissioner  for the issuance of an identification card.
     8  Whenever the application requires an applicant to designate such  appli-
     9  cant's  sex,  the commissioner shall provide the following three options
    10  on such application: "male", "female" and "X". Option "X"  may  indicate
    11  non  binary,  intersex, undesignated, or other, and may be designated by
    12  any applicant who self-certifies thereto. The commissioner shall  ensure
    13  that  space  is  provided on the application so that the applicant shall
    14  register or decline registration in the donate life registry  for  organ
    15  and  tissue donations pursuant to section forty-three hundred ten of the
    16  public health law and that the following is stated on the application in
    17  clear and conspicuous type:
    18    § 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1  of  section  502  of  the
    19  vehicle  and traffic law, as amended by chapter 465 of the laws of 2012,
    20  is amended to read as follows:

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05830-09-9

        S. 2380--B                          2

     1    Application for a driver's license shall be made to the  commissioner.
     2  The  fee  prescribed  by law may be submitted with such application. The
     3  applicant shall furnish such proof of identity, age, and fitness as  may
     4  be  required by the commissioner. The commissioner may also provide that
     5  the  application  procedure shall include the taking of a photo image or
     6  images of  the  applicant  in  accordance  with  rules  and  regulations
     7  prescribed  by  the  commissioner.  Whenever the application requires an
     8  applicant to designate such  applicant's  sex,  the  commissioner  shall
     9  provide  the  following  three  options  on  such  application:  "male",
    10  "female" and "X". Option "X" may indicate non binary, intersex, undesig-
    11  nated, or other, and may be designated by any applicant who  self-certi-
    12  fies  thereto. In addition, the commissioner also shall require that the
    13  applicant provide his or her social security number  and  shall  provide
    14  space  on  the application so that the applicant may register in the New
    15  York state organ and tissue donor  registry  under  section  forty-three
    16  hundred  ten  of  the public health law with the following stated on the
    17  application in clear and conspicuous type:
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    19  law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
    20  rule  or  regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
    21  effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such
    22  date.
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