posted on June 20, 2012 16:32
Lawmakers are expected to pass a bill aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in the state.
The proposal is known as "Lauren's Law" and it would require those who apply for a driver's license to complete the organ donor registry section of the application by either checking off yes or skip this question.
State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer said he supports the bill.
“Organ donation is critical in this state and I think that its an appropriate time to make the designation when you are applying at the department of motor vehicles. I believe it will increase organ donation and I will be voting and have always supported this law,” said Ranzenhofer.
The bill is named after 12-year-old Lauren Shields of Rockland County, who received a heart transplant in 2009.