senate Bill S4052

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to community based air ambulance subscription services

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jun 21, 2013 recommitted to rules
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1268
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 06, 2013 referred to insurance

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S4052 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1108, ren §1124 to be §1125, add §1126, Ins L

S4052 - Summary

Relates to community based air ambulance subscription services.

S4052 - Sponsor Memo

S4052 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 4052                                                  A. 5695

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BRINDISI -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  community  based  air
  ambulance  subscription services; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature finds New York's non-
profit community based air ambulance  service  providers  provide  rapid
emergency response and medical transport services saving dozens of lives
annually,  particularly  in  remote  areas  of the state. Not-for-profit
community based ambulance service providers rely on philanthropic chari-
table donations for the financial means to provide such  vital  services
to  the  people  of the state. In doing so, not-for-profit air ambulance
providers relieve the taxpayers of the burden of this critical and cost-
ly yet vital community service.
  Therefore, the legislature finds it is  in  the  state's  interest  to
support  an  air ambulance subscription program that assists the philan-
thropic mission of not-for-profit community based air ambulance  provid-
ers.  Currently,  New York state's communities already benefit from less
expensive non-profit air ambulance services because profit margins  need
not  be built into their overall operating costs. By supporting not-for-
profit community based providers, this legislation intends to ensure air
ambulance subscription member dues are  reinvested  into  servicing  the
community, not into dividends for profit-seeking shareholders.
  S  2. Subsection (k) of section 1108 of the insurance law, as added by
chapter 246 of the laws of 2012, is renumbered subsection (l) and a  new
subsection (m) is added to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09437-01-3

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