A08594 Summary:

COSPNSRDinowitz, Skoufis, Galef, Steck, Lupinacci, Colton, Mosley, McDonald, Gottfried, Zebrowski, Thiele, Benedetto, Cahill, Goodell, Blake, Palmesano
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Crespo, Hyndman, Magee, Markey
Amd S6, Chap 465 of 2012
Extends, for an additional 4 years, the provisions of Lauren's law, providing for the election to or declining to elect to register in the donate life registry for organ and tissue donation.
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A08594 Actions:

12/02/2015referred to health
01/06/2016referred to health
05/12/2016advanced to third reading cal.609
05/18/2016substituted by s6228
 01/12/20161ST REPORT CAL.45
 01/20/20162ND REPORT CAL.
 02/24/2016PASSED SENATE
 02/24/2016referred to health
 05/18/2016substituted for a8594
 05/18/2016ordered to third reading cal.609
 05/18/2016passed assembly
 05/18/2016returned to senate
 07/21/2016SIGNED CHAP.174
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A08594 Committee Votes:

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A08594 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A08594 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend Lauren's law, in relation to extending the expiration date of the provisions thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to extend for an additional four years the provisions of state law requiring individuals who apply for a New York State Drivers License to complete the organ donor registry section. The applicant must check the box for either "yes" or "skip this question" under the organ donor registry section of the application.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This bill would extend Chapter 465 of 2012 for an additional four years, until the year 2020. Chapter 465 of 2012 amends the public health law to require the DMV commissioner to provide space on certain driver forms for registering or declining to register in the donate life registry. This applies to an application or renewal form of a license, non-driver identification card application or renewal form. On the application, in clear and conspicu- ous writing, an individual is required to check either "yes" or "skip this question" when answering the question "Would you like to be added to the Donate life registry?" Chapter 465 also provides that the commissioner shall not maintain records of any person who checks "skip this question." Failure to check a box will not impair the validity of the application and failure to check "yes" or checking "skip this question" will not be interpreted as a wish not to donate. If an applicant is not 18 years of age, checking "yes" will not consti- tute consent to make an anatomical gift. And where an applicant has previously consented to make an anatomical gift or registered in the donate life registry, checking "skip this question" or failing to check a box will not impair this previous consent or registration. Section 2 states that this Act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 465 of 2012, named after a 12-year old girl who received a life- saving heart transplant, is set to expire in October 2016. This legis- lation would extend the provisions of this chapter until October 2020, which requires applicants who fill out motor vehicle forms to affirma- tively check that, "yes" they will be an organ donor, or to check the box stating that they are skipping the question. According to the New York State Organ Donor Network, New York currently has the lowest Donor Designation Rate in the United States. Extension of this law will continue to promote and increase the number of organ donors in the state while taking into consideration all of the individ- ual rights of persons to decline enrollment into the program.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A08594 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    December 2, 2015
        Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
        AN ACT to amend Lauren's law, in relation to  extending  the  expiration
          date of the provisions thereof
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 465 of the laws of 2012,  constituting
     2  Lauren's law, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  6. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
     4  law; provided that the commissioners of health and  motor  vehicles  may
     5  implement  sections  two, four and five of this act within their respec-
     6  tive jurisdictions before that date; and  provided,  further,  that  the
     7  provisions of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed [three] seven
     8  years after such effective date.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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