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A08890 Summary:

Add §504-a, V & T L
Provides for electronic credentials to be issued in addition to a driver's license or identification card.
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A08890 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 19, 2022
        Introduced  by M. of A. DILAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  providing
          for electronic credentials
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 504-a to read as follows:
     3    §  504-a.  Electronic  credentials.  1.  As  used in this section, the
     4  following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    (a) "Credential holder" means the individual  to  whom  an  electronic
     6  credential is issued.
     7    (b)  "Data  field"  means  a  discrete piece of information printed or
     8  otherwise appearing on a license or an identification card.
     9    (c) "Electronic credential" means an electronic  representation  of  a
    10  license, an identification card, or a data field.
    11    (d)  "Full profile" means all the information provided on a license or
    12  an identification card.
    13    (e) "Limited profile" means a portion of the information provided on a
    14  license or an identification card.
    15    2. (a) The commissioner shall issue an  electronic  credential  to  an
    16  individual in addition to, and not instead of, a license or an identifi-
    17  cation card if the commissioner has issued to the individual:
    18    (i) a license under this article; or
    19    (ii) an identification card under article seventeen-A of this chapter.
    20    (b)  The  commissioner  shall enter into agreements with any agency of
    21  the state, another state, or the United States as necessary  to  facili-
    22  tate  the  issuance,  use,  and  verification  of electronic credentials
    23  issued by the commissioner or another state.
    24    (c) The commissioner shall create an electronic credential that:
    25    (i) is capable of producing both a full profile and a limited profile;
    26  and
    27    (ii) satisfies the purpose for which the profile is being presented.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (d) The commissioner shall design  such  electronic  credential  in  a
     2  manner that allows the credential holder to maintain physical possession
     3  of  the  device  on  which  the electronic credential is accessed during
     4  verification.
     5    3. (a) The commissioner shall create and operate a verification system
     6  for electronic credentials.
     7    (b)  (i)  Access  to  the  verification system and any data field by a
     8  person presented with an electronic credential shall require the consent
     9  of the credential holder.
    10    (ii) If consent is granted under subparagraph (i) of  this  paragraph,
    11  the commissioner shall release through the verification system:
    12    (1)  for  a  full profile, all data fields that appear on the physical
    13  credential that corresponds with the electronic credential that is being
    14  verified; or
    15    (2) for a limited profile, only the data  fields  represented  in  the
    16  limited  profile  for  the physical credential that corresponds with the
    17  electronic credential that is being verified.
    18    (c) A third party may administer on behalf  of  the  commissioner  any
    19  system  developed  to  facilitate the issuance, verification, and use of
    20  electronic credentials.
    21    4. The commissioner may charge a fee for:
    22    (a) the issuance of an electronic credential; and
    23    (b) the use of an electronic verification system.
    24    5. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, an electronic
    25  credential issued pursuant to the provisions of this  section  shall  be
    26  accepted  in  place of the driver's license or identification card which
    27  corresponds to such electronic credential where the person to which  the
    28  electronic credential is presented has access to the verification system
    29  established pursuant to subdivision three of this section.
    30    6.  The  commissioner shall promulgate any rules or regulations neces-
    31  sary to carry out the provisions of this section.
    32    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    33  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    34  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    35  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    36  completed on or before such effective date.
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