|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||committed to rules|
|Jun 04, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 31, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 30, 2012||1st report cal.947|
|Apr 17, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to aging|
|Feb 14, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to aging|
senate Bill S254
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S254 - Details
S254 - Summary
Provides that an individual shall not become ineligible under the EPIC program due to an increase in social security benefits or a public or private pension where such increase does not exceed the CPI.
S254 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S254 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to eligibility under the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow seniors to retain their eligibility in the EPIC program if they have previously qualified but are no longer eligible because of an increase in a public or private pension or social security benefit. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new paragraph (i) to section 242 of the elder law to allow an individual to remain eligible for the EPIC program if they were previously eligible but are no longer solely due to an increase in a public or private pension or in social security benefits. Increase amount cannot exceed consumer price index. JUSTIFICATION: The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program assists seniors with the financial burden of prescription drug costs. The EPIC program provides thousands of seniors with a vital service by paying a portion of their prescription drug costs. Residents of New York state who are 65 or older with an annual income up to $35,000 (single) or $50,000 (married) are eligible.
S254 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 254 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, ALESI, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, LARKIN, LITTLE, SALAND -- 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 eligibility under 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. Subdivision 3 of section 242 of the elder law is amended by adding a new paragraph (i) to read as follows: (I) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS DETERMINED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BECOME INELIGIBLE BASED UPON INCOME SOLELY BECAUSE OF AN INCREASE IN EITHER A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PENSION OR AN INCREASE IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AS PROVIDED UNDER FEDERAL LAW WHERE SUCH INCREASE DOES NOT EXCEED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (ALL ITEMS UNITED STATES CITY AVERAGE) FOR SUCH YEAR. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01654-01-1
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