Albany is pushing harder to persuade people to donate organs and tissue when they die.
"Lauren's Law" is named in honor of now 12-year-old Lauren Shields from Rockland County, who received a heart transplant in 2009.
Sheilds has lobbied for greater encouragement of organ donations in a state which is 48th in donations, with only 18 percent of adults enrolled to donate. Donation is higher in Western New York. Nationally the number is 43 percent.
9,700 New Yorkers are on the waiting list for donations among the 113,000 around the country awaiting a transplant.