senate Bill S2745A

Relates to crime victim emergency awards used to replace certain medical equipment

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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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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2745A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1461
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4645B

Summary

Relates to crime victim emergency awards when the award is used to replace medical equipment necessary for the survival of the claimant.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4645B
Versions:
S2745
S2745A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง631, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1985, A4040
2009-2010: S2587, A3142
2007-2008: A1792

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2745A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
certain crime victim compensation benefits

PURPOSE: To provide more financial aid to victims of a crime where
medical equipment was stolen or damaged and needs to be replaced.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends section 630 of the Executive Law to provide that
the $500 individual award limitation, for emergency awards does not
apply to claimants who will use the emergency award to replace medical
equipment. An award of $10,000 will be allowed for medical equipment
that is necessary for the claimant's continued survival.

Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect
immediately.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, crime victims who will most likely receive an
award pursuant to Executive Law Article 22 may obtain emergency awards
of $500.

JUSTIFICATION: In the commission of a crime, medical equipment may be
damaged or stolen. Insurance may not always cover replacement of such
equipment. This legislation will, in special cases, allow for a higher
emergency award to cover the cost of replacing important medical
equipment when such replacement is not covered under Medicaid or
private insurance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.1985 - Reported to Finance 2011: S.1985 -
Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction 2010: S.2587 - 3rd
Reading 2009: S.2587 - Reported to Finance 2007-8: S.3718 - Passed
Senate both years

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2015

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

                                 2745--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favor-
  ably  from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to certain crime victim
  compensation benefits

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  9  of section 631 of the executive law, as
amended by section 30 of part E of chapter 58 of the laws  of  1998,  is
amended to read as follows:
  9.  Any  award made for the cost of repair or replacement of essential
personal property, including cash losses of essential personal property,
shall be limited to an amount of five hundred dollars, except  that  all
cash  losses  of  essential  personal  property  shall be limited to the
amount of one hundred dollars. IN THE CASE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY  LIFE-
SUSTAINING EQUIPMENT WHICH WAS LOST OR DAMAGED AS THE DIRECT RESULT OF A
CRIME, THE AWARD SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07264-04-4

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