SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2077
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LAMPE (Sponsor), CARTER, STILL, WEBBER, WEBB, NASHEED, McCANN BEATTY, McNEIL, NEWMAN, KIRKTON, SPRENG, TAYLOR, NICHOLS, PIERSON, McCREERY, BLACK, COLONA, HUMMEL, SHIVELY, QUINN, AULL, McDONALD, KRATKY, McMANUS, HODGES, FALLERT, CARLSON, SMITH (71), HARRIS, MORGAN, WALTON GRAY, MAY, ANDERS, SWEARINGEN, McGEOGHEGAN, SCHIEFFER, OXFORD, ATKINS, PACE, MEADOWS AND CASEY (Co-sponsors).
6306L.02I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 302, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the establishment of a Missouri yellow dot program.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 302, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 302.800, to read as follows:
302.800. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms mean:
(1) "Department", the department of revenue;
(2) "Director", the director of the department of revenue;
(3) "Emergency responder", a municipal, county, or state law enforcement officer or firefighter, or other person who has been trained to provide emergency medical first response services;
(4) "Program participant", an individual who has completed a health information card that includes health and emergency contact information, and affixed the decal provided by the department of revenue under this section to the individual's motor vehicle.
2. There is hereby established a "Missouri Yellow Dot Program" in the department of revenue. The purpose of the program is to provide emergency responders with critical health and emergency contact information about program participants so emergency responders may aid program participants when those individuals are involved in motor vehicle emergencies or accidents and are unable to communicate.
3. The department of revenue shall design Missouri yellow dot program materials, giving consideration to the program materials used by other states in similar programs. Program materials shall include, but shall not be limited to:
(1) A yellow decal of a size and design to be determined by the department which shall be affixed to the rear driver's side window of the program participant's vehicle;
(2) A health information card which provides space for an individual to attach a recent photograph and indicate the individual's name, emergency contact information, physician's names and contact information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies, medications, and any other information the director deems relevant to emergency responders in the case of emergency;
(3) A yellow envelope of a size and design to be determined by the director into which the health information card established under this subsection is to be inserted and placed into the program participant's glove compartment; and
(4) A program instruction sheet including an electronic mail address required under subsection 4 of this section.
4. The department shall establish an electronic mail mechanism through which persons may ask questions about the program and receive assistance in completing the health information card.
5. The department shall provide sufficient program materials to other state departments or agencies seeking to distribute or make program materials available to interested persons.
6. The director shall notify the state highway patrol regarding the implementation of the Missouri yellow dot program so that all emergency responders are informed about the program.
7. The department may charge an individual seeking to participate in the program a nominal fee to cover the administrative cost of the program.
8. The department shall make Missouri yellow dot program materials available for pick up by any interested person at any driver's license office and shall provide for an online means through which individuals can request the materials required to participate in the program. Any other state department or agency may make the program materials available for distribution to, or pick up by, any interested person.
9. The department shall develop and undertake a public education campaign to inform the public about the program established in this section.
10. The director may promulgate all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2012, shall be invalid and void.
11. Under section 23.253 of the Missouri sunset act:
(1) The provisions of the new program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset six years after the effective date of this section unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly; and
(2) If such program is reauthorized, the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset twelve years after the effective date of the reauthorization of this section; and
(3) This section shall terminate on September first of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the program authorized under this section is sunset.