senate Bill S121A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes the prescription drug discount program; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Mar 19, 2009 print number 121a
amend and recommit to finance
Mar 17, 2009 reported and committed to finance
Feb 24, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Jan 07, 2009 referred to health

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S121 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2007B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 2-A §§270 - 277 to be Title I, add Title I head, Art 2-A Title II §§280 - 280-g, ren §280 to be §280-h, amd §280-h, rpld §280-h, Pub Health L

S121 - Summary

Establishes the prescription drug discount program; establishes that the purpose of the program is to provide access to prescription drugs to participants at a discounted price and to allow for the negotiating of rebates that are exempt from the "best price" rule of the federal social security act; provides for the distribution of rebate funds and repeals a certain provision of the public health law relating thereto.

S121 - Sponsor Memo

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S121A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2007B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 2-A §§270 - 277 to be Title I, add Title I head, Art 2-A Title II §§280 - 280-g, ren §280 to be §280-h, amd §280-h, rpld §280-h, Pub Health L

S121A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the prescription drug discount program; establishes that the purpose of the program is to provide access to prescription drugs to participants at a discounted price and to allow for the negotiating of rebates that are exempt from the "best price" rule of the federal social security act; provides for the distribution of rebate funds and repeals a certain provision of the public health law relating thereto.

S121A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S121A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 121--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAMPSON,  DIAZ, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee  on  Codes -- reported favorably 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  public  health law, in relation to creating the
  prescription drug discount program and to repeal certain provisions of
  the public health law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and declaration.   The legislature
hereby finds and declares that the high and rising cost of  prescription
drugs  limits  access to those of limited means. It makes it more likely
that they will become eligible for Medicaid, imposing increased costs on
Medicaid.
  The legislature therefore declares that it is  an  appropriate  public
purpose  and  in the public interest for New York to exercise the powers
of the state to provide its residents with means and methods of reducing
the high cost of prescription drugs and avoid  increased  costs  to  the
Medicaid  program,  and  that  the  prescription drug assistance program
created by this act is consistent with these public purposes.
  The legislature further declares that the purpose of this  act  is  to
help  reduce  the  cost  of and improve access to prescription drugs, by
providing a means to organize and thus maximize  the  market  purchasing
power  of  consumers  to earn revenue from supplier rebates and use that
revenue to make prescription drugs more affordable.
  The legislature further declares its intent that  the  program,  as  a
state  prescription  drug  assistance  program  and as a program to help
avoid increased costs to the Medicaid program, shall be able to  negoti-

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

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