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AB-1202 Vehicles: driver’s license applicant: organ and tissue donation.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1202


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Jeffries

February 18, 2011


An act to add Section 12811.2 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


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AB 1202, as introduced, Jeffries. Vehicles: driver’s license applicant: organ and tissue donation.
Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a driver’s license, as applied for, to a person the department determines to be lawfully entitled to the license. Existing law prescribes various fee amounts that are to be paid to the department upon application for an original or renewal license or identification card. Existing law also requires an application for an original or renewal driver’s license or identification card to contain a space for the applicant to enroll in the Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
This bill would require a person who enrolls in the Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Registry when submitting an application for an original or renewal driver’s license or identification card to receive a discount on the application fee in an unspecified amount.
The bill would require the department to work with several federal agencies, including the United States Department of Health and Human Services to secure appropriate federal funding to implement the discount requirement. The bill would make the provisions operative when the Director of Motor Vehicles certifies that the department has secured the necessary federal funding to implement the discount requirement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12811.2 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

12811.2.
 (a) A person who enrolls in the Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 12811, when submitting an application for an original or renewal driver’s license or identification card, shall receive a discount on the application fee for the driver’s license or the identification card in the amount of _____ ($____).
(b) The department shall work with the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in order to secure the necessary funding from the federal government in order to implement subdivision (a).
(c) (1) This section shall become operative when the director of the department certifies that the department has secured the necessary funding pursuant to subdivision (b).
(2) The director of the department shall notify the Secretary of State when this section becomes operative pursuant to paragraph (1).