senate Bill S960A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to providing health insurance coverage to domestic partners of insured persons

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 15, 2010 print number 960b
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to insurance
May 15, 2009 print number 960a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 22, 2009 referred to insurance

S960 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2368A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law

S960 - Summary

Requires insurers providing family health insurance coverage to offer coverage for the domestic partner of an insured person according to qualification standards to be adopted by the superintendent.

S960 - Sponsor Memo

S960 - Bill Text download pdf

The Bill text is not available.

S960A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2368A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law

S960A - Summary

Requires insurers providing family health insurance coverage to offer coverage for the domestic partner of an insured person according to qualification standards to be adopted by the superintendent.

S960A - Sponsor Memo

S960A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 960--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  C. JOHNSON,  ADAMS,  DIAZ, DUANE, FOLEY, KRUEGER,
  MONTGOMERY,  ONORATO,  PARKER,  SAMPSON,  SAVINO,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY,
  THOMPSON  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to health insurance bene-
  fits for domestic partners

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 3 of subsection (a) of section 3216 of the insur-
ance law is amended and a new paragraph 5 is added to read as follows:
  (3)  "Family" may include husband, wife, DOMESTIC PARTNER or dependent
children, or any other person dependent upon the policyholder.
  (5) "DOMESTIC PARTNER" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO WITH RESPECT TO ANOTHER
PERSON:
  (A) IS FORMALLY A PARTY IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR RELATION-
SHIP WITH THE OTHER PERSON, ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO  THE  LAWS  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES OR OF ANY STATE, LOCAL OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION, OR REGIS-
TERED AS THE DOMESTIC PARTNER OF THE  OTHER  PERSON  WITH  ANY  REGISTRY
MAINTAINED  BY  THE EMPLOYER OF EITHER PARTY OR ANY STATE, MUNICIPALITY,
OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION; OR
  (B) IS DEPENDENT OR MUTUALLY INTERDEPENDENT ON THE  OTHER  PERSON  FOR
SUPPORT,  AS EVIDENCED BY THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATING A
MUTUAL INTENT TO BE DOMESTIC PARTNERS INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO:
COMMON  OWNERSHIP  OR JOINT LEASING OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY; COMMON
HOUSEHOLDING, SHARED INCOME OR  SHARED  EXPENSES;  CHILDREN  IN  COMMON;
SIGNS  OF  INTENT TO MARRY OR BECOME DOMESTIC PARTNERS; OR THE LENGTH OF
THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE PERSONS.
  S 2. Paragraph 4 of subsection (c) of section 3216  of  the  insurance
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (D) to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00041-04-9

S960B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2368A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law

S960B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurers providing family health insurance coverage to offer coverage for the domestic partner of an insured person according to qualification standards to be adopted by the superintendent.

S960B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S960B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 960--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  C. JOHNSON,  ADAMS,  DIAZ, DUANE, FOLEY, KRUEGER,
  MONTGOMERY,  ONORATO,  PARKER,  SAMPSON,  SAVINO,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY,
  THOMPSON  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- recommitted to the Committee on Insurance  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 insurance law, in relation to health insurance bene-
  fits for domestic partners

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 3 of subsection (a) of section 3216 of the insur-
ance law is amended and a new paragraph 5 is added to read as follows:
  (3)  "Family" may include husband, wife, DOMESTIC PARTNER or dependent
children, or any other person dependent upon the policyholder.
  (5) "DOMESTIC PARTNER" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO WITH RESPECT TO ANOTHER
PERSON:
  (A) IS FORMALLY A PARTY IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR RELATION-
SHIP WITH THE OTHER PERSON, ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO  THE  LAWS  OF  THE
UNITED  STATES OR OF ANY STATE, LOCAL OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION, OR REGIS-
TERED AS THE DOMESTIC PARTNER OF THE  OTHER  PERSON  WITH  ANY  REGISTRY
MAINTAINED  BY  THE EMPLOYER OF EITHER PARTY OR ANY STATE, MUNICIPALITY,
OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION; OR
  (B) IS DEPENDENT OR MUTUALLY INTERDEPENDENT ON THE  OTHER  PERSON  FOR
SUPPORT,  AS EVIDENCED BY THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATING A
MUTUAL INTENT TO BE DOMESTIC PARTNERS INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO:
COMMON  OWNERSHIP  OR JOINT LEASING OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY; COMMON
HOUSEHOLDING, SHARED INCOME OR  SHARED  EXPENSES;  CHILDREN  IN  COMMON;
SIGNS  OF  INTENT TO MARRY OR BECOME DOMESTIC PARTNERS; OR THE LENGTH OF
THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE PERSONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00041-07-0

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