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A11121 Summary:

BILL NOA11121
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08990
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 506, V & T L
 
Authorizes the commissioner of DMV to require examination of a person involved in an accident caused by a loss of consciousness or awareness; directs DMV, in consultation with the New York state department of health and the New York state division of state police, to undertake a review of the department's medical review program regarding the department's reexamination of drivers who may suffer from a chronic, ongoing condition that may cause loss of consciousness, loss of awareness or loss of body control.
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A11121 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          11121
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 6, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Carroll) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
          the  commissioner of the department of motor vehicles to require exam-
          ination of persons involved in an accident which was caused by a  loss
          of consciousness by such person

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 506 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law,  as added by chapter 780 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2. The commissioner may require every person holding a license  issued
     5  pursuant  to  this  article to submit to such an examination as shall be
     6  determined by him to be appropriate if (a) such person has been involved
     7  in three accidents while driving a motor vehicle or motorcycle within  a
     8  period  of  eighteen  months,  if  such  accidents  were  required to be
     9  reported by section six hundred five of this chapter, or (b) such person
    10  experienced a loss of consciousness and  was  involved  in  an  accident
    11  while  driving  a  motor  vehicle  or  motorcycle,  if such accident was
    12  required to be reported by section six hundred five of this chapter  and
    13  the  commissioner  receives  evidence  that  such  loss of consciousness
    14  caused or contributed to such accident.
    15    § 2. The New York state department of motor  vehicles  ("department"),
    16  in consultation with the New York state department of health and the New
    17  York  state  division  of  state police, shall undertake a review of the
    18  department's medical review program regarding the  department's  reexam-
    19  ination  of  drivers  and  the  methodologies  by  which  the department
    20  receives information that would establish  reasonable  grounds  for  the
    21  commissioner  of  motor  vehicles  to  believe  that  a person holding a
    22  license may not be qualified to drive a motor vehicle due to a  chronic,
    23  ongoing  condition  that may cause loss of consciousness, loss of aware-
    24  ness or loss of body control.   Such review shall include,  but  not  be
    25  limited to, an examination of the means by which the department is noti-
    26  fied  by  a  physician,  a  police officer, or other person of a driving
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09019-03-8

        A. 11121                            2
 
     1  incident, behavior, action or other cause relating to  a  person's  safe
     2  driving  performance; identification of any impediments that could have,
     3  or have, inhibited the submission of reports by physicians, police offi-
     4  cers,  or  other persons that a driver may have a medical condition that
     5  affects his or her ability to safely operate a motor  vehicle;  and  the
     6  identification  of  procedures  that  the  department could undertake to
     7  reduce any such impediments. Such review shall  be  made  and  completed
     8  within one year of the effective date of the chapter of the laws of 2018
     9  that  added  this  section,  and shall be submitted to the governor, the
    10  temporary president of the senate, the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  the
    11  chair  of the senate transportation committee, the chair of the assembly
    12  transportation committee, the chair of the senate health  committee  and
    13  the chair of the assembly health committee on or before such date.
    14    §  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately, provided, however that
    15  section one of this act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after  it
    16  shall have become a law.
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