senate Bill S3478A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; establishes educational measures

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jun 07, 2013 print number 3478a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 22, 2013 reported and committed to health
Mar 21, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Feb 04, 2013 referred to insurance

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S3478 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5174A
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-I & 630-d, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L

S3478 - Bill Texts

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Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

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BILL NUMBER:S3478

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law and the workers'
compensation law, in relation to coverage of long term medical care for
Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; and to amend the
public health law, the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to
providing for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection
and education and establishing the tick borne illness research,
detection and education fund

PURPOSE: To require health insurers to provide coverage for long term
medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens.

To add Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses to those occupational
diseases which are compensable under the Workers' Compensation Law. To
increases public awareness and community outreach for prevention of tick
bites and treatment of tick borne illness symptoms. To provide funding
and encourage charitable donations for research and efforts to raise
public awareness of tick borne illness.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 titles the bill the "Tick borne illness treatment and educa-
tion act of 2013 (The TickBITE Act)."

Section 2 adds Lyme disease to those ailments covered by insurance law
by amending subsection (1) of section 3216 of the insurance law by
adding a new paragraph 30.

Section 3 amends subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law by
adding a new paragraph 19. Section 4 amend section 4303 of the insurance
law by adding a new subsection (jj).

Section 5 amends adds Lyme disease to the occupational diseases which
are compensable under the workers compensation law by amending paragraph
30 of subdivision 2 of section 3 of the workers' compensation law, as
renumbered by

As with insurance law, worker's compensation law currently fails to
cover tick borne illness. The spread of Lyme Disease in the Hudson
Valley and other parts of New York State among workers who are involved
in outdoor activities has been growing steadily in the past few years:
The disease is spread by a tick which is encountered in the brush. The
cost of treatment for this debilitating disease is expensive.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Compensation for
those infected with tick borne illnesses.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth
day after it shall have become law provided, however, that effective

immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of the foregoing sections of
this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and
completed on or before such date.

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

                                  3478

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the workers' compensation law,  in
  relation  to  coverage  of long term medical care for Lyme disease and
  other tick borne related pathogens; and to  amend  the  public  health
  law,  the  tax law and the state finance law, in relation to providing
  for taxpayer gifts for tick  borne  illness  research,  detection  and
  education  and establishing the tick borne illness research, detection
  and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2013".
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30)  EVERY  INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE
FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  ALL  COSTS  FOR
TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER TICK BORNE
RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT SHALL INCLUDE  NOT  LESS  THAN  THIRTY
DAYS  OF  INTRAVENOUS  ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY, OR BOTH, AND SHALL PROVIDE FURTHER TREATMENT IF RECOMMENDED  BY
A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 3. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME
BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE  RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT
SHALL INCLUDE NOT LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERA-
PY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR BOTH,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08366-03-3

S. 3478                             2

FURTHER  TREATMENT  IF  RECOMMENDED  BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE
MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S  4.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (jj) to read as follows:
  (JJ) EVERY MEDICAL EXPENSE  INDEMNITY  CORPORATION,  HOSPITAL  SERVICE
CORPORATION  AND  HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR
MEDICAL, SURGICAL OR MAJOR MEDICAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR  ALL
COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF LYME DISEASE (LYME BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK
BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS.   SUCH TREATMENT SHALL INCLUDE  NOT  LESS  THAN
THIRTY  DAYS OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTI-
BIOTIC THERAPY, OR BOTH, AND SHALL PROVIDE FURTHER TREATMENT  IF  RECOM-
MENDED  BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK.
  S 5. Paragraph 30 of subdivision  2  of  section  3  of  the  workers'
compensation  law,  as renumbered by chapter 665 of the laws of 1971, is
renumbered paragraph 31 and a new paragraph  30  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
30. LYME DISEASE                        30. ANY PROCESS INVOLVING FARMING,
(LYME BORRELIOSIS)                      LANDSCAPING OPERATIONS, TREE
AND OTHER TICK BORNE                    PRUNING, SPRAYING, REPAIRING,
RELATED PATHOGENS.                      OR RELATED OCCUPATION WHICH
                                        CREATES EXPOSURE TO LYME
                                        DISEASE CARRYING ORGANISMS
                                        OR CARE OR HANDLING OF ANIMALS.
  S  6. The closing paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 3 of the work-
ers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 666 of the laws of 1971, is
amended to read as follows:
  Nothing in paragraph [thirty] THIRTY-ONE of this subdivision shall  be
construed  to  apply  to  any  disability  or  death  due to any disease
described in paragraph twenty-nine of this subdivision.
  S 7. Subdivision 9 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph C to read as follows:
  C.  "DISABILITY"  ALSO  INCLUDES DISABILITY CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION
WITH LYME DISEASE (LYME BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK BORNE RELATED PATHO-
GENS.
  S 8. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 27-FF to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 27-FF
                            EDUCATION PROGRAM
SECTION 2790. TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION.
  S 2790. TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION  AND  EDUCATION.    THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT A PROGRAM TO PROMOTE
RESEARCH, DETECTION AND PATIENT EDUCATION REGARDING TICK  BORNE  RELATED
PATHOGENS.  TO  CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING POWERS AND DUTIES:
  1. TO PROMOTE PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO REDUCE OR PREVENT
THE INCIDENCE AND SEVERITY OF TICK BORNE ILLNESSES SUCH AS LYME  DISEASE
AND INCREASE DETECTION OF SUCH ILLNESSES;
  2.  TO  PROMOTE  RESEARCH  FOR  TREATMENT,  PREVENTION  AND  DETECTION
PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE AND  SEVERITY  OF  TICK  BORNE
ILLNESSES SUCH AS LYME DISEASE AND INCREASE DETECTION OF SUCH ILLNESSES;
  3. TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND ANY GRANTS, AWARDS OR OTHER FUNDS OR APPROPRI-
ATIONS  AS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR THESE PURPOSES SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS AS
TO THE APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES AND AUDIT AS PRESCRIBED FOR STATE  FUNDS
BY THE STATE FINANCE LAW; AND

S. 3478                             3

  4.  TO  ENTER  INTO CONTRACTS WITHIN THE AMOUNTS AVAILABLE THEREFOR AS
MAY BE NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S  9.  The tax law is amended by adding a new section 209-H to read as
follows:
  S 209-H. GIFT FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH,  DETECTION  AND  EDUCA-
TION.    A  TAXPAYER  IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE
SUPPORT OF THE TICK BORNE  ILLNESS  RESEARCH,  DETECTION  AND  EDUCATION
FUND.  SUCH  CONTRIBUTION  SHALL BE IN ANY WHOLE DOLLAR AMOUNT AND SHALL
NOT REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF THE  STATE  TAX  OWED  BY  SUCH  TAXPAYER.  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  INCLUDE SPACE ON THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX RETURN TO
ENABLE A TAXPAYER TO MAKE SUCH CONTRIBUTION. NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION  OF LAW, ALL REVENUES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL
BE CREDITED TO THE TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND  EDUCATION
FUND  AND  SHALL  BE  USED ONLY FOR THOSE PURPOSES ENUMERATED IN SECTION
NINETY-SEVEN-CC OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S 10. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 630-c to read  as
follows:
  S  630-C.  GIFT  FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCA-
TION.  AN INDIVIDUAL IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO  THE
TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND. SUCH CONTRIB-
UTION  SHALL  BE  IN  ANY  WHOLE  DOLLAR AMOUNT AND SHALL NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT OF STATE TAX OWED BY  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
INCLUDE  SPACE ON THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RETURN TO ENABLE A TAXPAYER TO
MAKE SUCH CONTRIBUTION.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW  ALL
REVENUES  COLLECTED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE
TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND AND USED  ONLY
FOR  THOSE  PURPOSES  ENUMERATED IN SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-CC OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW.
  S 11. The state finance law is amended by adding a new  section  97-cc
to read as follows:
  S 97-CC. TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND. 1.
THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF
TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE COMPTROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN  AS
THE "TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND".
  2.  SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PURSUANT TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTIONS  TWO
HUNDRED  NINE-H  AND  SIX  HUNDRED THIRTY-C OF THE TAX LAW AND ALL OTHER
MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED  THERETO  FROM  ANY  OTHER
FUND  OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL
PREVENT THE STATE FROM RECEIVING  GRANTS,  GIFTS  OR  BEQUESTS  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO
THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW.
  3.  MONIES  OF  THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED ONLY FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS
RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION PROJECTS. AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,
"TICK  BORNE  ILLNESS  RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION PROJECTS" MEANS
EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS, INCLUDING GRANTS FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS  RESEARCH,
DETECTION AND EDUCATION, WHICH, PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED
NINETY  OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,  ARE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH.
  4. MONIES SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND  WARRANT  OF
THE  COMPTROLLER  ON VOUCHERS APPROVED AND CERTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER
OF HEALTH.
  5. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL  ENSURE
THAT  ALL MONIES RECEIVED DURING A FISCAL YEAR ARE EXPENDED PRIOR TO THE
END OF THAT FISCAL YEAR.

S. 3478                             4

  S 12. This act shall take effect on  the  one  hundred  twentieth  day
after it shall have become a law provided, however, that effective imme-
diately,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its  effective
date are authorized to be made on or before such effective date.

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S3478A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5174A
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-I & 630-d, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L

S3478A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

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BILL NUMBER:S3478A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to
coverage of long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick
borne related pathogens; and to amend the tax law and the state
finance law, in relation to providing for taxpayer gifts for tick
borne illness research, detection and education and establishing the
tick borne illness research, detection and education fund

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require health insurers to provide
coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick
borne related pathogens.

To increase public awareness and community outreach for prevention of
tick bites and treatment of tick borne illness symptoms. To provide
funding and encourage charitable donations for research and efforts to
raise public awareness of tick borne illness.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 titles the bill the "Tick borne illness treatment and
education act of 2013 (The TickBITE Act)."

Section 2 adds Lyme disease to those ailments covered by insurance law
by amending subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law by
adding a new paragraph 30

Section 3 amends subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law
by adding a new paragraph 19.

Section 4 amends section 4303 of the insurance law by adding a new
subsection (ll).

Section 5 amends the tax law by adding new section 209-I to allow for
taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness, research and education.

Section 6 amends the tax law by adding new section 630-d.

Section 7 amends the state finance law by adding new section 97-cc to
establish the "tick borne illness research, detection and education
fund."

Section 8 sets the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: Insurance law currently fails to cover tick borne
illness, The spread of Lyme Disease in the Hudson Valley and other
parts of New York State has been growing steadily in the past few
years: The disease is spread by a tick which is encountered in the
brush. The cost of treatment for this debilitating disease is
expensive.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Compensation for those infected with tick borne
illnesses.


EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become law provided, however, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of the foregoing
sections of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed
to be made and completed on or before such date.

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

                                 3478--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GIPSON, CARLUCCI, DILAN, LATIMER, SAMPSON, TKACZYK
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Insurance -- reported favorably from  said  committee
  and committed to the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage of long  term
  medical  care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens;
  and to amend the tax law and the state finance  law,  in  relation  to
  providing   for  taxpayer  gifts  for  tick  borne  illness  research,
  detection and  education  and  establishing  the  tick  borne  illness
  research, detection and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2013".
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE
FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR
TREATMENT OF LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE
RELATED  PATHOGENS.    SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY  COMBI-
NATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH TREATMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSI-
CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 3. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME
BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS.  SUCH TREATMENT MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08366-07-3

S. 3478--A                          2

INCLUDE  INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY
OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY COMBINATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH  TREAT-
MENT  IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE
STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S  4.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (oo) to read as follows:
  (OO) EVERY MEDICAL EXPENSE  INDEMNITY  CORPORATION,  HOSPITAL  SERVICE
CORPORATION  AND  HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR
MEDICAL, SURGICAL OR MAJOR MEDICAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR  ALL
COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF LYME DISEASE (LYME BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK
BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS.  SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBI-
OTIC THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY OTHER  TREATMENT,  OR  ANY
COMBINATION  OF  TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH TREATMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY A
PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 5. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 209-I to  read  as
follows:
  S  209-I.  GIFT  FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCA-
TION.  A TAXPAYER IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT  TO  CONTRIBUTE  TO  THE
SUPPORT  OF  THE  TICK  BORNE  ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION
FUND. SUCH CONTRIBUTION SHALL BE IN ANY WHOLE DOLLAR  AMOUNT  AND  SHALL
NOT  REDUCE  THE  AMOUNT  OF  THE  STATE  TAX OWED BY SUCH TAXPAYER. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL INCLUDE SPACE ON THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX  RETURN  TO
ENABLE  A  TAXPAYER TO MAKE SUCH CONTRIBUTION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, ALL REVENUES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION  SHALL
BE  CREDITED TO THE TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION
FUND AND SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR THOSE  PURPOSES  ENUMERATED  IN  SECTION
NINETY-SEVEN-CC OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  S  6.  The tax law is amended by adding a new section 630-d to read as
follows:
  S 630-D. GIFT FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH,  DETECTION  AND  EDUCA-
TION.   AN INDIVIDUAL IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE
TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND. SUCH CONTRIB-
UTION SHALL BE IN ANY WHOLE DOLLAR  AMOUNT  AND  SHALL  NOT  REDUCE  THE
AMOUNT  OF  STATE  TAX  OWED  BY SUCH INDIVIDUAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
INCLUDE SPACE ON THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RETURN TO ENABLE A TAXPAYER  TO
MAKE  SUCH CONTRIBUTION.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW ALL
REVENUES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  CREDITED  TO  THE
TICK  BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND AND USED ONLY
FOR THOSE PURPOSES ENUMERATED IN SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-CC  OF  THE  STATE
FINANCE LAW.
  S 7. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-cc to
read as follows:
  S 97-CC. TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND. 1.
THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF
TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE COMPTROLLER, A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN  AS
THE "TICK BORNE ILLNESS RESEARCH, DETECTION AND EDUCATION FUND".
  2.  SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PURSUANT TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTIONS  TWO
HUNDRED  NINE-I  AND  SIX  HUNDRED THIRTY-D OF THE TAX LAW AND ALL OTHER
MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED  THERETO  FROM  ANY  OTHER
FUND  OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL
PREVENT THE STATE FROM RECEIVING  GRANTS,  GIFTS  OR  BEQUESTS  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO
THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW.

S. 3478--A                          3

  3.  MONIES  OF  THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED ONLY FOR TICK BORNE ILLNESS
RESEARCH,  DETECTION  AND  EDUCATION  PROJECTS   PURSUANT   TO   SECTION
TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  4.  MONIES  SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT OF
THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS APPROVED AND CERTIFIED BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
OF HEALTH.
  5.  TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL ENSURE
THAT ALL MONIES RECEIVED DURING A FISCAL YEAR ARE EXPENDED PRIOR TO  THE
END OF THAT FISCAL YEAR.
  S 8. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any  rules  or  regulations
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized to be made on or before such effective date.

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