Bill Text: NY A05395 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides three options for the designation of sex by applicants for driver's licenses and learner's permits.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-11 - referred to transportation [A05395 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05395-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, DAVILA, PICHARDO, TAYLOR, MOSLEY, COOK,
          SEAWRIGHT, CARROLL, DE LA ROSA, QUART -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of
          A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
        AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the desig-
          nation of sex  by  applicants  for  driver's  licenses  and  learner's
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
     3    8.  Designation  of  sex.  Any  application  required pursuant to this
     4  section that requires the applicant to designate his or  her  sex  shall
     5  provide  three  options. Such options shall include "male", "female" and
     6  "X". For purposes of this subdivision, option "X" may be  designated  by
     7  any applicant who does not identify as male or female.
     8    §  2.  The  department  of  motor vehicles is authorized to promulgate
     9  rules and regulations  and  amend  forms  necessary  to  carry  out  the
    10  provisions of this act.
    11    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    12  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    13  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    14  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    15  completed on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.