senate Bill S550

Imposes a one year residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Imposes a one year residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5901
Versions:
S550
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง117, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3363, S3363

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S550

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing a one year
residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

PURPOSE:
This bill would impose a one year state residency
requirement for eligibility for Medicaid program services.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - amends Sec. 117 of the Social
Services Law by adding a new subdivision 4 to impose a one year state
residency requirement for eligibility for Medicaid.

Section 2 - Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York has one of the most generous
Medicaid programs in the United States. People from other states have
taken advantage of this state's generosity towards it residents and
purposefully moved to New York solely for the benefit of its
charitable social programs. Imposing a one year state residency
requirement before allowing individuals to qualify for New York's
Medicaid program would discourage individuals from moving to the
state solely for the purpose of receiving Medicaid while preserving
Medicaid services for the people who have made New York their home.
At a time when the State is looking at devastating cuts to the
Medicaid system, we need to consider alternative ways of saving
money, this legislation represents one of the most pragmatic ,ways of
cost cutting, provide services to those individuals who are residents
of New York, rather than individuals looking to take advantage of
this State's generosity.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3363 Referenced to Senate Social Services

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Positive to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
One Hundred Twenty days since effective date.

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

                                   550

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing  a  one
  year residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

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

  Section 1. Section 117 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THE FOREGOING  SUBDI-
VISIONS  OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE PURPOSES
OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO TITLE ELEVEN OF  ARTI-
CLE  FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISIONS THEREOF, NO PERSON
SHALL BE ELIGIBLE THEREFOR UNLESS SUCH PERSON SHALL HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT
OF THIS STATE FOR ONE YEAR OR MORE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately  the  commissioner  of
health is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and
take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its effective
date on or before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04602-01-3

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