Bill Text: NY S05368 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the pre-licensing course to operate a motor vehicle to include information on organ and tissue donation and how to register as an organ donor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-29 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S05368 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05368-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5368
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     April 29, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  requiring
          the  pre-licensing  course  to include information on organ and tissue
          donation and how to register as an organ donor
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.    Subparagraph  (i)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of
     2  section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 355 of
     3  the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (i) Upon submission of an application  for  a  driver's  license,  the
     5  applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
     6  of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
     7  laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
     8  ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone  Safety"
     9  awareness  and  "Motorcycle  Safety" awareness as defined by the commis-
    10  sioner, the law relating to exercising due care to avoid colliding  with
    11  a  parked,  stopped  or  standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard
    12  vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this chapter,
    13  the ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and  symbols  and  such
    14  other  matters  as the commissioner may prescribe, and to satisfactorily
    15  complete a course prescribed by the commissioner of not less  than  four
    16  hours  and  not  more  than  five  hours, consisting of classroom driver
    17  training and highway safety instruction or the equivalent  thereof,  and
    18  shall  also  include information on organ and tissue donation and how to
    19  register as an organ donor.   Such test shall  include  at  least  seven
    20  written  questions  concerning  the effects of consumption of alcohol or
    21  drugs on the ability of a person to operate  a  motor  vehicle  and  the
    22  legal  and  financial  consequences resulting from violations of section
    23  eleven hundred ninety-two of this chapter, prohibiting the operation  of
    24  a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such test
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10276-01-9

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     1  shall  include  one or more written questions concerning the devastating
     2  effects of "Road Rage" on the ability of a person  to  operate  a  motor
     3  vehicle and the legal and financial consequences resulting from assault-
     4  ing,  threatening  or  interfering  with  the  lawful conduct of another
     5  person legally using the roadway. Such test shall include  one  or  more
     6  questions  concerning  the  potential  dangers  to persons and equipment
     7  resulting from the unsafe operation of a motor vehicle in a  work  zone.
     8  Such  test may include one or more questions concerning motorcycle safe-
     9  ty. Such test may include one or more questions concerning the  law  for
    10  exercising  due care to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or stand-
    11  ing vehicle pursuant to section  eleven  hundred  forty-four-a  of  this
    12  chapter.  Such  test  shall  be  administered  by  the commissioner. The
    13  commissioner shall cause the applicant to take a vision test and a  test
    14  for  color  blindness.  Upon passage of the vision test, the application
    15  may be accepted and the application fee shall be payable.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
    17  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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