senate Bill S6305

Amended

Provides for temporary approval of applications to operate a WICs program, if the applicant currently operates another approved program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.239
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6305A
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6305B
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9847A

Summary

Provides for temporary approval of applications to operate a WIC program, if the applicant currently operates another approved such program.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6305
S6305A
S6305B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2587, Pub Health L

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BILL NUMBER:S6305

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to temporary approval of
certain programs operated pursuant to the federal special supplemental
nutrition program for women, infants and children

PURPOSE:
This legislation will provide for temporary approval of applications
to operate a WICs program, if the applicant currently operates
another approved program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One - amends section 2587 of the public health law by adding a
new subdivision 1-a to state that any eligible institution applying
for program approval for a program operated in accordance with the
federal special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and
children, which has received approval of another such program and has
not been deficient in the operation of such program and has followed
federal law, rules or regulations will be issued temporary approval
of the operation of the program for which the application has been
submitted to the commissioner. The commissioner will issue the
applicant a temporary approval of the operation of the program within
fourteen days of the receipt of the application for approval. Each
temporary approval will be valid until the commissioner either
approves or disapproves the proposed application of the applicant.

Section Two - This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
The WIC program provides significant nourishment to women, infants and
children who may not be able to afford the food products that are
offered in this program for their families.
The proper nourishment at any early age is essential for infants and
children as well as their mothers.

In many neighborhoods, stores frequently are sold and new ones open.
Operators are in many cases owners who have other stores in New York
and have valid WIC vendor licenses in these stores. Unfortunately,
when these stores open, even for an operator who has other valid WIC
licenses within the state, there is a lengthy waiting period to
obtain a vendor license for the new store.

In most cases stores are licensed quicker and easier to sell tobacco
and alcohol while waiting much longer periods to become a WIC vendor
offering needed products such as; milk, juice, eggs, formula, baby
food, fresh fruits & vegetables, etc., to families in need.

This bill, by allowing existing NY WIC vendors who are in good
standing a temporary license when a new establishment opens, greatly

enhances the local food choices and availability for WIC families.
During the temporary licensing all investigative processes can
continue and the retailer would be obligated to respond to any issues
which arise or forfeit the temporary license.

By allowing responsible businesses owners quicker access to the
program, WIC families benefit greatly from these local stores and the
accelerated license allows them to shop locally as opposed to having
to travel in some cases greater distance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6305

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to temporary approval
  of certain programs operated pursuant to the federal  special  supple-
  mental nutrition program for women, infants and children

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 2587 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  ANY ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION APPLYING FOR PROGRAM APPROVAL, PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION, FOR A PROGRAM OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH  THE  FEDERAL
SPECIAL  SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN,
WHICH HAS RECEIVED APPROVAL OF ANOTHER SUCH PROGRAM  AND  HAS  NOT  BEEN
DEFICIENT  IN THE OPERATION OF SUCH PROGRAM AS SPECIFIED IN FEDERAL LAW,
RULE OR REGULATION, SHALL BE ISSUED TEMPORARY APPROVAL OF THE  OPERATION
OF  THE  PROGRAM  FOR  WHICH  THE  APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE
COMMISSIONER. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE  THE  APPLICANT  A  TEMPORARY
APPROVAL  FOR  A  PROGRAM, PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, WITHIN FOURTEEN
DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF THE  APPLICATION  FOR  APPROVAL.  EACH  TEMPORARY
APPROVAL SHALL BE VALID UNTIL THE COMMISSIONER EITHER APPROVES OR DISAP-
PROVES THE PROPOSED APPLICATION OF THE APPLICANT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13993-02-2

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