senate Bill S4255

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Excludes fundraising from consideration in appropriating state aid and reimbursement for services to volunteer ambulance companies

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 03, 2012 vetoed memo.164
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.150
substituted for a5242
May 30, 2012 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.671
Mar 27, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1104
May 17, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 25, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S4255
30
0
committee
30
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 27, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S4255
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 7, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S4255
31
0
committee
31
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S4255
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 17, 2011

aye wr (4)
excused (1)

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S4255 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5242
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3005-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6757A, A9436A

S4255 - Bill Texts

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Excludes fund raising from consideration in appropriating state aid and reimbursement for services to volunteer ambulance companies, including regional emergency medical councils.

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BILL NUMBER:S4255

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to excluding money raised by
fundraising for volunteer emergency medical services when allocating
state funding

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill allows program agencies such as Public Agencies that provide
Emergency Medical Services the
opportunity to raise and accept funding through sources other than
state agency reimbursement without
jeopardizing the acquisition to state agency full funding.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the public health law, adding a new section
3005-c which prohibits fundraising activity by (EMS) Emergency Medical
Service units to be considered when determining state aid or
reimbursement for services.

Section 2. Establishes an immediate effective date for this act.

JUSTIFICATION:
Public agencies such as Emergency Medical Services have not seen a
reimbursement rate increase under current law in approximately 15
years. EMS units are also not currently able to raise funds without
being penalized. If an EMS unit does fundraising and generates
revenue to be used in that individual division, the amount of state
funding will be deducted equal to the amount that was generated. The
current policy in place discourages fundraising and community
outreach; it needs to be changed to reflect the flexibility EMS units
need to fund,
their essential services. Providing the financial support is a
component of protecting the community in times of emergencies.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No cost to the state or local governments.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4255

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  excluding  money
  raised  by  fundraising  for volunteer emergency medical services when
  allocating state funding

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
3005-c to read as follows:
  S  3005-C.  FUNDRAISING  BY  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  COMPANIES.  1.  FOR
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION  A  "FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY" MEANS A METHOD OF
RAISING FUNDS TO EFFECTUATE THE LAWFUL PURPOSES OF A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE
COMPANY, BUT SHALL NOT  INCLUDE  ANY  METHOD  PROHIBITED  BY  THE  STATE
CONSTITUTION  OR  THE  PENAL STATUTES OF THIS STATE, OR THE CONDUCT OF A
BUSINESS OR OTHER COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE EXCEPT ON TEMPORARY BASIS FOR  A
PERIOD  OR  PERIODS NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF NINETY DAYS IN ANY CALENDAR
YEAR.
  2. MONIES GENERATED FROM FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES SHALL NOT  BE  CONSID-
ERED WHEN DETERMINING STATE AID OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SERVICES TO PARTIC-
IPATING  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  COMPANIES,  INCLUDING  REGIONAL EMERGENCY
MEDICAL COUNCILS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09448-01-1

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