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AB-381 Vehicle registration: Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program: establishment.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Article 5.4 (commencing with Section 4630) is added to Chapter 1 of Division 3 of the Vehicle Code, to read:

Article  5.4. Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program
4630.
 (a) There is, within the department, the Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program.
(b) For purposes of this article, “program” shall mean the Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program.
4632.
 The department shall administer the program to do all of the following:
(a) Allow a person at the time of the original or renewal of registration of a vehicle to voluntarily indicate that a driver of the vehicle may be deaf or hard of hearing.
(b) Place a notification in the record of the vehicle registration consistent with the information provided pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) Provide a peace officer access to the information provided pursuant to subdivision (a) when accessing other information about the vehicle.
4634.
 The department shall not indicate, in any manner, the information provided pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4362 on a driver’s license, certificate of ownership, registration card, or license plate.
4636.
 This article shall not be interpreted to impose any liability on a person or business assisting in the completion of a vehicle registration form for failure to enroll a vehicle in the program.
4638.
 The article shall become operative on July 1, 2020.