|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jun 04, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S345
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S345 - Details
S345 - Summary
Authorizes the commissioner of health to adopt policies to exclude certain non-recurring items from income that would artificially inflate the availability of funds to meet current needs relating to eligibility for the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage.
S345 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S345 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to policies excluding certain non-recurring items from income for purposes of the program for elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage PURPOSE: To exclude non-recurring income from the definition of "income" for the purposes of eligibility for the EPIC program. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends subdivision 3 of section 241 of the Elder Law. Defines income for the EPIC program. Authorizes the Commissioner of Health to adopt policies to create an exclusion for "non-recurring items that would act to artificially inflate the availability of funds to meet current needs." Section 2 - Effective Date EXISTING LAW: The current EPIC statute makes no provision for the exclusion of certain types of income. JUSTIFICATION:
S345 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 345 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 policies excluding certain non-recurring items from income for purposes of the program for elder- ly 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 241 of the elder law is amended to read as follows: 3. "Income" shall mean "household gross income" as defined in the real property tax circuit breaker credit program, pursuant to subparagraph [(C)] (C) of paragraph one of subsection (e) of section six hundred six of the tax law, but only shall include the income of program applicants and spouses and shall exclude the income of other members of the house- hold; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH MAY ADOPT POLI- CIES TO EXCLUDE FROM INCOME CERTAIN NON-RECURRING ITEMS THAT WOULD ACT TO ARTIFICIALLY INFLATE THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS TO MEET CURRENT NEEDS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A RETIREE'S PREVIOUS YEAR'S WAGES, AND NON-RECURRING DISTRIBUTIONS FROM AN INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00451-01-3
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