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Substitute House Bill No. 6717

Public Act No. 05-121

AN ACT CONCERNING ORGAN AND TISSUE DONORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 14-42a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2005):

(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Information Technology shall enter into an agreement with one or more federally-designated organ and tissue procurement organizations to provide to such organizations access to the names, dates of birth and other pertinent information of holders of operator's licenses and identity cards issued pursuant to section 1-1h who have registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles an intent to become organ and tissue donors. Such access shall be provided in a manner and form to be determined by the commissioner and Chief Information Officer, following consultation with such organizations, and may include electronic transmission of initial information and periodic updating of information. The commissioner shall not charge a fee for such access pursuant to section 14-50a, but may charge such organizations reasonable administrative costs. Information provided to such organizations shall be used solely for identifying such license holders as organ and tissue donors.

(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall include in regulations adopted pursuant to section 14-36f a requirement that a description of the purposes and procedures of procurement organizations, as defined in section 19a-279a, be included in driver education programs.

Approved June 24, 2005