senate Bill S2172

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for cost of living and marriage penalty adjustments to eligibility standards for the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage

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Apr 17, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Jan 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2011 referred to aging

Votes

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Apr 17, 2012 - Aging committee Vote

S2172
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 17, 2012

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Jan 24, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S2172
10
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committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Jan 24, 2011

aye wr (2)

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S2172 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4136
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง254, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2750, A3697A

S2172 - Summary

Provides for cost-of-living and marriage penalty adjustments to eligibility standards for the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage.

S2172 - Sponsor Memo

S2172 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2172

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, HANNON, RANZENHOFER --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder  law,  in  relation  to  cost  of  living  and
  marriage  penalty adjustments to eligibility standards for the program
  for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage

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

  Section 1. Section 254 of the elder law is amended to read as follows:
  S  254.  ADJUSTMENTS.  1.  Cost  of living adjustment. [1.] (A) Within
amounts appropriated, the panel shall  adjust  the  program  eligibility
standards  set forth in subdivision two of section two hundred forty-two
of this title to account for increases in the cost of living.
  [2.] (B) The panel shall further adjust individual  and  joint  income
categories set forth in subdivisions two and four of section two hundred
forty-eight of this title to conform to the adjustments made pursuant to
THIS subdivision [one of this section].
  2.  MARRIAGE  PENALTY  ADJUSTMENT.    THE  PANEL  SHALL FURTHER ADJUST
INCOME, REGISTRATION FEES, DEDUCTIBLES, AND OTHER PROGRAM COMPONENTS  TO
ELIMINATE THE EPIC MARRIAGE PENALTY, AS FOLLOWS:
  (A)  FOR PURPOSES OF SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND FOUR OF SECTIONS TWO HUNDRED
FORTY-SEVEN AND TWO HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT  OF  THIS  TITLE,  JOINT  INCOME
SHALL  BE  DEFINED  AS  INCOME,  AS  SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO
HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THIS TITLE AND AS ADJUSTED PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVISION
ONE OF THIS ACTION, DIVIDED BY TWO.
  (B) THE QUARTERLY REGISTRATION FEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO
HUNDRED  FORTY-SEVEN  OF  THIS  TITLE,  AND  THE LIMITS ON POINT OF SALE
CO-PAYMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SUCH SECTION, AS
SUCH ITEMS MAY BE OR HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED BY THE PANEL PURSUANT TO  SUBDI-
VISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION AND OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, FOR EACH
MARRIED INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANT SHALL BE SET AT A LEVEL  THAT  IS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04202-01-1

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