S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 14, 2009
Introduced by Sens. C. JOHNSON, ADAMS, DUANE, KRUEGER, ONORATO, PARKER,
THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection -- recommitted to
the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the approval of
requests for insurance coverage for wheelchairs
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Article 32 of the general business law, as amended by chap-
ter 219 of the laws of 2006, is renumbered article 32-A.
S 2. The article heading of article 32-A of the general business law,
as amended by chapter 219 of the laws of 2006 and as renumbered by
section one of this act, is amended to read as follows:
[WHEELCHAIR WARRANTIES] WHEELCHAIRS
S 3. Section 670 of the general business law, as amended by chapter
219 of the laws of 2006, is renumbered section 677.
S 4. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 677 of the
general business law, as amended by chapter 219 of the laws of 2006 and
as renumbered by section three of this act, is amended to read as
As used in this [section] ARTICLE:
S 5. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 678
to read as follows:
S 678. APPROVAL OF REQUESTS FOR WHEELCHAIRS. AN INSURANCE COMPANY
LICENSED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE THAT RECEIVES A REQUEST FOR
PAYMENT FROM A WHEELCHAIR DEALER OR MANUFACTURER WHOM A CLIENT OF SUCH
INSURANCE COMPANY HAS HIRED TO MANUFACTURE OR ASSEMBLE A WHEELCHAIR, FOR
PURPOSES OTHER THAN RESALE, SHALL INFORM SUCH WHEELCHAIR DEALER OR
MANUFACTURER AND THE CLIENT OF SUCH WHEELCHAIR DEALER OR MANUFACTURER
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 713--A 2
WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF SUCH REQUEST WHETHER THE PURCHASE OF
SUCH WHEELCHAIR IS COVERED BY THE INSURANCE POLICY OF SUCH CLIENT.
S 6. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.