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  • NJ A4219
  • Allows minors 14 years of age or older to authorize organ donation; requires MVC to provide organ donation registration to certain minors.
Introduced
(10/6/2016)
In Committee
(5/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(3/23/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes the age of 14 as the age at which a person may make an anatomical gift in New Jersey. An anatomical gift made by a minor would remain valid when the minor reaches 18 years of age. Current law requires the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to provide every adult applicant of a new or renewal driver's license or non-driver photo identification card the opportunity to designate that the person will donate all or any organs or tissues for the purposes of transplantation or therapy. In order to extend the ability to designate organ donor status to younger state residents, this bill requires the MVC to also provide the opportunity to donate to: (1) the holder of an examination permit or a motorcycle-only examination permit, who may be as young as 17 years old; (2) the holder of a special learner's permit, who may be as young as 16 years old; (3) the holder of a moped license, who may be as young as 15 years old; and (4) all holders of non-driver photo identification cards, who may be as young as 14 years old. Under the provisions of the "Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act," in the event of the death of an unemancipated minor, a parent is authorized to revoke the anatomical gift of her or his child. This bill does not alter the rights currently afforded to parents under current law. Additionally, the chief administrator of the MVC is currently authorized to provide certain organ procurement organizations with access to donor information, such as each recorded donor's name, address, date of birth, gender, color of eyes, height, and driver's license number. The bill expands the list of accessible information to also include the date a person registered as a donor, and date of removal from the registry, if applicable.
Transportation, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee  (on 5/1/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/1/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
3/23/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0)
1/12/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
1/12/2017 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 1/12/2017 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
10/6/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/23/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 1/12/2017 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 1