Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 15, 2016
referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
|Jun 08, 2016
ordered to third reading cal.1585
|Jun 07, 2016
reported and committed to rules
|May 24, 2016
reported and committed to finance
|May 06, 2016
referred to health
Senate Bill S7529
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7529 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S7529 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "living donor protection act of 2016"; prohibits discrimination in the provision of life, accident, health and long-term care insurance based on the status of an insured as a living organ or tissue donor; authorizes the provision of family leave to provide care during transplantation preparation and recovery from surgery related to organ or tissue donation; and directs the commissioner of health to develop and distribute informational materials relating to the benefits of being a living organ or tissue donor.
2015-S7529 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7529 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the workers' compensation law, in relation to enacting the "living donor protection act of 2016" PURPOSE : To ensure that New Yorkers receive reliable and accurate information about live organ donation and to ensure that those who donate are protected against insurance discrimination and benefit from paid family leave. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill identifies the act to be known as the "living donor protection act of 2016" Section 2 of the bill amends the public health law to direct the commissioner, in cooperation with the transplant council and other interested parties to develop and distribute information on live organ donation. Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the bill amend various sections of the insurance law to clarify that no entity offering or providing long term care insurance, health insurance, or life insurance shall
2015-S7529 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7529 I N S E N A T E May 6, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HANNON, FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the work- ers' compensation law, in relation to enacting the "living donor protection act of 2016" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "living donor protection act of 2016". S 2. Section 4365 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION WITH THE TRANS- PLANT COUNCIL AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, SHALL DEVELOP AND DISTRIB- UTE, IN PRINTED FORM AND ON THE DEPARTMENT'S INTERNET WEBSITE, INFORMA- TIONAL MATERIALS RELATING TO THE LIVE DONATION OF ORGANS AND TISSUE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) THE BENEFITS OF LIVE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION; (B) THE IMPACT OF THE DONATION OF ORGANS OR TISSUE ON THE DONORS' ACCESS TO INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE; (C) THE REDUCTION IN FEDERAL ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME, FOR STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES, GRANTED TO LIVING ORGAN AND TISSUE DONORS; AND (D) THE PROTECTIONS AND BENEFITS GRANTED PURSUANT TO THE LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT OF TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN. S 3. Section 1117 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (h) to read as follows: (H) (1) NO ENTITY OFFERING OR PROVIDING BENEFITS FOR LONG TERM CARE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL: (A) DECLINE TO PROVIDE OR LIMIT SUCH BENEFITS DUE TO THE STATUS OF A COVERED PERSON AS A LIVING ORGAN OR TISSUE DONOR; (B) PRECLUDE A COVERED PERSON FROM DONATING ALL OR PART OF AN ORGAN OR TISSUE AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING OR CONTINUING TO RECEIVE SUCH BENE- FITS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15120-03-6
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