2021

California delivers first-in-nation end-to-end call to a 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) that meets the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 standard for next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)

California launches statewide NG9-1-1 initiative enabling 450 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to directly receive telematics automatic crash notification sensor data generated by OnStar when a vehicle crash occurs.

2020

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) launches updated “Next of Kin Registry” allowing those in New Jersey to submit their vehicle identification number (VIN) to the statewide emergency contact information registry.

2019

Kentucky launches Emergency Notice program allowing law enforcement to access an emergency contact registry in the event a Kentucky driver’s license, personal ID or permit cardholder is involved in a serious crash or emergency situation.

2018

Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation establishing an emergency contact registry for cars that requires the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to allow vehicle owners to submit their vehicle identification number (VIN) to the statewide emergency contact information registry program known as the "Next of Kin Registry."

2017

New Jersey introduces legislation (S2966) establishing the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR) linked to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Next-Of-Kin Registry creating nationwide interoperability between the Vehicle Identification Number and Driver’s License emergency contact locator systems.

2016

A number of California Highway Safety, Consumer, and Law Enforcement organizations advocate for the creation of the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (AB 1264) as the direct benefit to consumers of the temporary license plate program (AB 516).

California passes legislation (AB 516) to establish a temporary license plate program. California Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin announces creation of a working group to craft the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR) in 2017, and acknowledges follow-up legislation incorporating the NMVECR as a direct benefit to consumers of temporary license plates.

2015

California re-introduces legislation (AB 1264) to establish the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR). California Peace Officers Association joins as co-sponsor of AB 1264, as does Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety.

Nevada passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a Nevada driver’s license or identification card.

California re-introduces legislation (AB 516) to establish a temporary license plate program.

2014

California AB 397 secures support from Mercedes Benz of Valencia, Universal City Nissan, Kia of Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale Nissan, Sage Covina Chevrolet, Lotus of West Covina, West Covina Toyota, Glendale Infiniti, Sage Hyundai, and Land Rover Jaguar of Ventura.

2013

City of Los Angeles passes policy resolution to sponsor the introduction of legislation to add Section 9956 to the California Motor Vehicle Code, establishing the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR) requiring motor vehicle manufacturers of a new motor vehicle sold or leased in California on or after a specified date to provide a means by which a purchaser or lessee of a new motor vehicle can voluntarily designate at the original retail point of sale emergency contact information/family contact data to be stored in a centralized database at the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (Nlets).

California introduces legislation (AB 397) to establish the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR). AB 397 secures support from over 20 organizations/associations, including Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California State Sheriffs’ Association, California State Coroner’s Association, California Fraternal Order of Police, and California Police Chief’s Association.

We Save Lives (a highway safety non-profit organization led by Candace Lightner, founder of MADD) joins as co-sponsor of AB 397, as does the City of Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

California introduces legislation (AB 2197) to establish a temporary license plate program to ensure newly purchased vehicles from car dealerships are identifiable to law enforcement during the period between the point of sale and when permanent license plates are received and installed by the car buyer.

2012

Pennsylvania passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a Pennsylvania driver’s license or identification card.

2011

New Jersey passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a New Jersey driver’s license or identification card.

Delaware passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a Delaware driver’s license or identification card.

Maryland passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a Maryland driver’s license or identification card.

2010

Indiana passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to an Indiana driver’s license or identification card.

2009

Illinois passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to an Illinois driver’s license or identification card.

Colorado passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a Colorado driver’s license or identification card.

Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office supports Broward Health and AutoNation pilot demonstration for car buyers to electronically link their emergency contact information/family contact data to their vehicle identification number at point-of-vehicle purchase.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Implementation Group (TIG) selects the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR) for promotion within the AASHTO community as worthy of nationwide implementation.

IHE International Patient Care Coordination expands EMS Transfer of Care, a technical profile supporting the exchange of clinically relevant data between pre-hospital providers and emergency care facilities, to include motor vehicle owner emergency contact information/family contact data.

2008

HITSP and NASEMSO launch formal outreach to motor vehicle manufacturers to participate in the technical effort to establish the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR).

ONC, AHIMA, HIMSS, and NeHC supports formal outreach to motor vehicle manufacturers to participate in the technical effort to establish the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR).

Governors Highway Safety Association, APCO, IACP, National Sheriffs’ Association, IAFC, and NASEMSO supports enhancing functionality of the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (Nlets) to automate and streamline the process for on-scene law enforcement to access motor vehicle owner emergency contact information/family contact data following a motor vehicle crash.

IHE and RSNA publishes NMVECR White Paper defining the technical standards and specifications leveraging Nlets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials later publishes policy resolution encouraging States and motor vehicle manufacturers to collaborate and cooperate on the development and launch of the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR) leveraging Nlets.

2007

Ohio passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to an Ohio driver’s license or identification card.

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) in collaboration with the Dept. of Health & Human Services (AHIC-ONC-HITSP) establishes need for technical standards and specifications for the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR) as a technical component of the Emergency Responder Electronic Health Record Interoperability Specification (ER-EHR) IS04 Use Case.

Kia Motors America, CDK Global, and Roadside Telematics Corp. collaborate to open up computer dealership management system (DMS) for the development and launch of the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR).

2006

Florida passes legislation connecting emergency contact information/family contact data to a Florida driver’s license or identification card.

2005

Volvo Cars of North America becomes the founding motor vehicle manufacturer in the development and launch of the National Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry (NMVECR), enabling new vehicle owners to voluntarily register and electronically link their emergency contact information/family contact data to their vehicle identification number at point-of-vehicle purchase.

2004

Ford Motor Company earns prestigious telematics industry award for E9-1-1 automatic crash notification safety pilot delivering motor vehicle owner emergency contact information/family contact data to a responding EMS vehicle.

2003

Ford Motor Company pilots E9-1-1 automatic crash notification technology delivering motor vehicle owner emergency contact information/family contact data to EMS and trauma centers via the 9-1-1 network.

2002

Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) expands IEEE P1616, the first universal data standard for motor vehicle data recorders, to include motor vehicle owner emergency contact information/family contact data.

2001

ComCare Alliance expands Vehicular Emergency Data Set (VEDS), a XML based data standard that determines useful and critical data elements needed to prove an efficient response to roadside emergencies, to include motor vehicle owner emergency contact information/family contact data.

2000

General Motors launches OnStar MedNet; a telefax service providing personal medical data, including emergency contact information/family contact data, to hospitals following a motor vehicle crash.