Lauren’s Law Passes In The Legislature | Jun 20, 2012

Lauren’s Law, which aims to boost organ donations, has passed the Legislature.

The bill expands the donor options on driver’s license applications. The measure, which now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk, would require individuals who apply for a driver’s license to complete the organ donor registry section of the application by selecting either “yes” or “skip this question.” Currently, filling out the section is optional.

The bill is named after 12-year-old Lauren Shields of Stony Point, Rockland County, who received a heart transplant in 2009.

It passed the Assembly yesterday and the Senate today. Sen. David Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, Rockland County, has pushed for the bill since last year.

It would take effect in one year from when it’s signed into law.

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