Bill Text: NY S03275 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the commissioner of motor vehicles to establish a yellow dot program under which the medical and emergency contact information of the occupants, aged 55 or older, of a motor vehicle is available to emergency personnel in the glove compartment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03275 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03275-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing
          a yellow dot program for persons fifty-five years of age or older
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  200 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
     3    3. (a) The commissioner shall establish a yellow dot program for oper-
     4  ators and passengers of motor vehicles who are fifty-five years  of  age
     5  or  older.  Such  program  shall  include  the provision of a yellow dot
     6  decal, or medical information and emergency contact form, and a  durable
     7  yellow  envelope for such form. The placement of the yellow dot decal on
     8  the lower left corner of the rear window of a motor vehicle shall  indi-
     9  cate  to  emergency  personnel  that  the  medical and emergency contact
    10  information for the occupants of such vehicle may be located in a yellow
    11  envelope in the vehicle's glove compartment.
    12    (b) The commissioner, in cooperation with the commissioner  of  health
    13  and  the  director  of  the  office for the aging, shall create and make
    14  available the yellow dot program materials  including  the  medical  and
    15  emergency contact information form to be used for the yellow dot program
    16  and a consumer education program.
    17    (c) The commissioner shall make yellow dot program materials available
    18  by mail and at every state and county motor vehicle office.
    19    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
    20  the date on which it shall have become a law, provided  that,  effective
    21  immediately,  any  action  necessary to implement the provisions of this
    22  act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on
    23  or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.