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A07916 Summary:

BILL NOA07916A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06921-A
 
SPONSORPeoples-Stokes
 
COSPNSRGottfried
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 4310, Pub Health L
 
Requires written in-person or electronic notifications to be utilized for registration in the donate life registry.
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A07916 Actions:

BILL NOA07916A
 
05/28/2021referred to health
01/05/2022referred to health
01/11/2022amend (t) and recommit to health
01/11/2022print number 7916a
01/25/2022reported
01/27/2022advanced to third reading cal.311
01/31/2022passed assembly
01/31/2022delivered to senate
02/01/2022REFERRED TO HEALTH
02/09/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S6921A
02/09/20223RD READING CAL.408
02/09/2022PASSED SENATE
02/09/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A07916 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7916A
 
SPONSOR: Peoples-Stokes
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring written in-person or electronic notifications to be utilized for registration in the donate life registry   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill provides a prioritization of written notice methods for New Yorkers registering in the New York State Donate Life Registry to require, where possible, in-person or electronic notice to those persons.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraphic of subdivision 3 of section 4310 of the public health law, which outlines the requirement of written notifica- tion to registrants in the state's donate life registry, to add provisions requiring the use of either in-person or electronic means of notification wherever possible in the fulfillment of this requirement. Section 2 amends paragraph c of subdivision 5 of section 4310 of the public health law, to add provisions clarifying the time of activation of an enrollee's registration and requiring the use of either in-person or electronic means of notification wherever possible in the fulfillment of this requirement. Section 3 sets the effective date of this act.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION: The amended version provides a technical clarification.   JUSTIFICATION: While important recent improvements have been made, New York unfortu- nately continues to struggle with regard to the percentage of residents that are registered as organ and tissue donors. Nearly 9,000 individuals are in need of a life-saving organ transplant at any given time, which represents one of the highest need for donors in the United States. Over 1,500 people in New York State have been on the national transplant waiting list for more than five years. Sadly, in 2020'alone, nearly 600 New Yorkers died in part due to a pronounced shortage of donors. This legislation takes a common sense approach to modernizing communi- cations or New Yorkers enrolling as organ and tissue donors through the donate life registry. While communications with registrants are impor- tant, modern improvements can and should be made to make communications more equitable, convenient, effective, and transparent to enrollees in the registry. This bill mandates that, where possible, notice of registration be provided to new enrollees either in-person at the time of enrollment, or by approved electronic communication methods. Providing convenient, immediate notice to registrants through methods they have embraced in so many important areas of their everyday lives will provide the same information registrants receive now in a much more timely and accessible manner for New Yorkers irrespective of housing security, frequency of relocation, or access to postal services. The legislation will provide millions of New Yorkers statewide with improved and convenient access to their registration notices through familiar and contemporary methods of communication. The legislation contemplates no changes to the contents of current communications and maintains a current methods of notice as options for registrants, as well.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A07916 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7916--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 28, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PEOPLES-STOKES,  GOTTFRIED  -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Health -- recommitted to the Committee on
          Health in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring written
          in-person or electronic notifications to be utilized for  registration
          in the donate life registry
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision  3  of  section  4310  of  the
     2  public health law, as added by section 27 of part A of chapter 60 of the
     3  laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (c) provision of written or electronic notification of registration in
     5  the  donate  life registry to an individual enrolling in the donate life
     6  registry;  provided,  however,  that  written  in-person  or  electronic
     7  notifications  shall  be  utilized  wherever  possible  as  methods  for
     8  fulfillment of the purposes of this paragraph; and
     9    § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 5 of  section  4310  of  the  public
    10  health law, as amended by section 27 of part A of chapter 60 of the laws
    11  of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
    12    (c)  Enrollment  or  amendment  or  revocation through the donate life
    13  registry website through any of the means listed in this subdivision may
    14  be signed by electronic signature, in accordance with the provisions  of
    15  article three of the state technology law, supported by the use of suit-
    16  able  mechanisms  including  unique identifiers to provide confidence in
    17  the identity of the  person  providing  the  electronic  signature.  The
    18  registration  shall  take  effect upon the provision of written or elec-
    19  tronic notice of the registration to the  individual  enrolling  in  the
    20  donate  life  registry  and  the  registry's receipt of the individual's
    21  enrollment data; provided, however, that written in-person or electronic
    22  notifications  shall  be  utilized  wherever  possible  as  methods  for
    23  fulfillment of the purposes of this paragraph.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11627-02-2
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