senate Bill S1985

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates the $2,500 limit for emergency crime victim awards when the award is used to replace necessary medical equipment not covered by insurance

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May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 14, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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May 15, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 15, 2012

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S1985 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4610
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง630, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2587, A4819

S1985 - Summary

Relates to eliminating certain monetary limits for emergency crime victim awards when the award is used to replace medical equipment necessary for the survival of the claimant and such replacement is not covered by the medical assistance program or any other insurance coverage.

S1985 - Sponsor Memo

S1985 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1985

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN,  DeFRANCISCO,  SALAND  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Crime Victims, Crime and Correction

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to crime victims emergen-
  cy awards used to replace certain medical equipment

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

  Section 1. Section 630 of the executive law, as amended by section  21
of  part  A-1  of  chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 630. Emergency awards. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of  section
six  hundred  twenty-seven of this article, if it appears to the office,
that such claim is one with respect to which an award probably  will  be
made,  and  undue  hardship  will  result  to  the claimant if immediate
payment is not made, the office may make one or more emergency awards to
the claimant pending a final decision of the office  or  payment  of  an
award  in  the  case,  provided,  however, that the total amount of such
emergency awards shall  not  exceed  twenty-five  hundred  dollars.  The
amount  of  such emergency awards shall be deducted from any final award
made to the claimant, and the excess of the amount of any such emergency
award over the amount of the final award, or  the  full  amount  of  any
emergency  awards  if  no  final  award  is made, shall be repaid by the
claimant to the office.  AN EXCEPTION TO SUCH LIMITATION SHALL  BE  MADE
WHERE  THE  CLAIMANT  WILL  USE  THE  EMERGENCY AWARD TO REPLACE MEDICAL
EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED BY THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM  OR  ANY  OTHER
INSURANCE  COVERAGE,  AND  SUCH  MEDICAL  EQUIPMENT IS NECESSARY FOR THE
CONTINUED SURVIVAL OF THE CLAIMANT.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section six hundred  twenty-seven
of this article, local crime victim service programs shall be authorized
to  provide  emergency  awards  to  crime victims for essential personal
property, medical  treatment  AND  EQUIPMENT,  shelter  costs,  security

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04615-02-1

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