|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S2172
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2172 - Details
S2172 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2172 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To eliminate the marriage penalty currently existing in the schedules for EPIC registration fees and personal covered drug expenditures (deductions). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 254 of the elder law (EPIC) by renumbering the current subsections 1 and 2 for cost of living adjustments as 1(a) and 1(b), and adding a new subsection 2. Marriage penalty adjustment, which directs the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage panel (consisting of the commissioners of the departments of education and health, the superintendent of insurance, and the directors of the state office for the aging and the division of the budget) to adjust registration fees as follows: first, joint income for a married couple is defined to mean income divided by two; and second, the panel is directed to set quarterly registration fees and deductibles for married couples at a level that is no greater than the fees and deductibles for individuals of comparable income.
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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