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|Feb 08, 2012||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2012||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Apr 27, 2011||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 25, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 19, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S2362
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2362 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Art 17 Art Head, add §3-a, Constn
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2362 - Summary
Proposes an amendment to article 17 of the constitution, in relation to preserving the freedom of New Yorkers to provide for their health care.
S2362 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2362 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 17 of the constitution, in relation to preserving the freedom of New Yorkers to provide their health care PURPOSE: The purpose of the constitutional amendment is to preserve New Yorkers' ability to provide for their health care by allowing residents to opt out of the new federal requirement to purchase health insurance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends article 17 of the New York State Constitution by creating a new section 3-a that will preserve the freedom of New Yorkers to provide for their own health care by the following: 1. Prohibits any individual, employer or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system. 2. Prohibits the government from imposing any penalties or fines when an individual or employer chooses not to participate in any health care system.
S2362 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2362 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 19, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SEWARD, DeFRANCISCO, JOHNSON, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print- ed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 17 of the constitution, in relation to preserving the freedom of New Yorkers to provide their health care Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the article heading of article 17 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: HEALTH AND Social Welfare S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 17 of the consti- tution be amended by adding a new section 3-a to read as follows: S 3-A. TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM OF NEW YORKERS TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE: A. A LAW OR RULE SHALL NOT COMPEL, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ANY PERSON OR EMPLOYER OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. A PERSON OR EMPLOYER MAY PAY DIRECTLY FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY PENALTIES OR FINES FOR PAYING DIRECTLY FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES. A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MAY ACCEPT DIRECT PAYMENT FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY PENALTIES OR FINES FOR ACCEPTING DIRECT PAYMENT FROM A PERSON OR EMPLOYER FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES. B. SUBJECT TO REASONABLE AND NECESSARY RULES THAT DO NOT SUBSTANTIALLY LIMIT A PERSON'S OPTIONS, THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS SHALL NOT BE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR RULE. C. THIS SECTION DOES NOT: 1. AFFECT WHICH HEALTH CARE SERVICES A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR HOSPI- TAL IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM OR PROVIDE; 2. AFFECT WHICH HEALTH CARE SERVICES ARE PERMITTED BY LAW; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89067-01-1
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