senate Bill S1125

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
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S1125 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2029
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง117, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1814, A2343
2009-2010: S6863, A6779

S1125 - Bill Texts

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Imposes a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this act.

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BILL NUMBER:S1125

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing a ninety day
residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: This bill would impose a
ninety-day state
residency requirement for eligibility for Medicaid program services.
New York has one of the most generous Medicaid programs in the United
States. People from other states have taken advantage of this state's
generosity towards it residents and purposefully moved to New York
solely for the benefit of its charitable social programs. Imposing a
ninety-day state residency requirement before allowing individuals to
qualify for New York's Medicaid program would discourage individuals
from moving to the state solely for the purpose of receiving Medicaid
while preserving Medicaid services for the people who have made New
York their home.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - amends Sec. 117 of the Social Services Law by adding a new
subdivision 4 to impose a ninety-day state residency requirement for
eligibility for Medicaid.

Section 2 - Effective date.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - S.1814/A.2243 SOC.
SERV/Social Serv;
2010 - S.6863/A.6779 - SOC. SERV/Soc. Serv; 2007-08 -- A.4672;

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined. Cost savings
to both counties
and state are expected.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
120th day after it
shall have become law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of
Health, is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations
and take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its
effective date on or before such date.

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

                                  1125

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RANZENHOFER, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, NOZZOLIO, SEWARD
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing a nine-
  ty day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance

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

  Section 1. Section 117 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THE FOREGOING SUBDI-
VISIONS OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE  PURPOSES
OF  ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO TITLE ELEVEN OF ARTI-
CLE FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER OR ANY SUCCESSOR PROVISIONS THEREOF, NO  PERSON
SHALL  BE  ELIGIBLE  THEREFOR  UNLESS SUCH PERSON SHALL HAVE BEEN NINETY
DAYS OR MORE A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately  the  commissioner  of
health is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and
take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its effective
date on or before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04835-01-3

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