Changes the "Life Pass It On" license plate to the "Donate Life New York State" and "Be an Organ & Tissue Donor".
Ayes (57): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Perkins
Excused (3): Golden, Hassell-Thomps, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the distinctive gift of life license plates
To update the language on the distinctive donate life license plates.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends subdivision 1 of section 404-u of the vehicle and traffic law to change the words on the distinctive gift of life license plates from "Life Pass It On" to "Donate Life New York State" and "Be an Organ & Tissue Donor."
Section 2. Effective date.
New York State currently ranks 50th in donor designation share in the nation, with only 20% of its population enrolled in the NYS donate Life Registry, while it has the third highest need for transplantable organs. In New York State, one New Yorker dies every 13 hours while waiting for a transplant.
The changes to the gift of life license plate will help promote awareness of the importance of organ donation, and encourage more New Yorkers to enroll in the Donate Life Registry. It will also allow recipients and the families and friends of donors to show their support of those who choose to make the gift of life.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7362 IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 the distinc- tive gift of life license plates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 404-u of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 415 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: 1. Any person residing in this state shall upon request be issued a distinctive license plate bearing the words
["Life Pass It On"]"DONATE LIFE NEW YORK STATE" AND "BE AN ORGAN & TISSUE DONOR". Application for said license plates shall be filed with the commissioner in such form and detail as the commissioner shall prescribe. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15156-01-4