senate Bill S3151A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to employee notification of contraceptive coverage

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Labor Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
Jun 18, 2015 print number 3151a
Jun 18, 2015 amend and recommit to labor
Feb 03, 2015 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

S3151 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5143A
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §217, add §217-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7928

S3151 - Summary

Relates to employee notification of contraceptive coverage.

S3151 - Sponsor Memo

S3151 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3151

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to employee  notification  of
  contraceptive coverage

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 217 of the labor law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C) "CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE" SHALL MEAN THAT PORTION OF  A  POLICY  OR
CONTRACT  OF  GROUP  ACCIDENT, GROUP HEALTH OR GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH
INSURANCE THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR THE COST OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS  OR
DEVICES  APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION OR GENERIC
EQUIVALENTS APPROVED AS SUBSTITUTES BY SUCH FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
UNDER THE PRESCRIPTION OF A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY  AUTHORIZED  TO
PRESCRIBE UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S  2. Section 217 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivi-
sion 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE NOTIFICATION. A POLICYHOLDER SHALL PROVIDE
WRITTEN NOTICE TO CERTIFICATE HOLDERS PRIOR TO SUBSTITUTING A POLICY  OR
CONTRACT  OF  GROUP  ACCIDENT, GROUP HEALTH OR GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH
INSURANCE WITH ANOTHER SUCH POLICY OR CONTRACT THAT  ALTERS,  RESTRICTS,
OR  TERMINATES CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE PROVIDED NOT
LESS THAN NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO ANY SUCH SUBSTITUTION. WHERE THE  CERTIF-
ICATE  HOLDERS  ARE  EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY A LABOR ORGANIZATION, SUCH
NOTICE SHALL ALSO BE PROMPTLY PROVIDED TO  THE  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  SUCH
LABOR  ORGANIZATION.    A  COPY  OF  SUCH  NOTICE ALSO SHALL BE PROMPTLY
PROVIDED TO THE COMMISSIONER AND THE DEPARTMENTS OF  LAW  AND  FINANCIAL
SERVICES.    SUCH  WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 217-a to read as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04878-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S3151A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5143A
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §217, add §217-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7928

S3151A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to employee notification of contraceptive coverage.

S3151A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3151A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3151--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STAVISKY, RIVERA, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the labor law, in relation to employee notification of
  contraceptive coverage

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 217 of the labor law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C)  "CONTRACEPTIVE  COVERAGE"  SHALL MEAN THAT PORTION OF A POLICY OR
CONTRACT OF GROUP ACCIDENT, GROUP HEALTH OR GROUP  ACCIDENT  AND  HEALTH
INSURANCE  THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR THE COST OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS OR
DEVICES APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION OR  GENERIC
EQUIVALENTS APPROVED AS SUBSTITUTES BY SUCH FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
UNDER  THE  PRESCRIPTION OF A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO
PRESCRIBE UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. Section 217 of the labor law is amended by adding a new  subdivi-
sion 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE NOTIFICATION. A POLICYHOLDER SHALL PROVIDE
WRITTEN  NOTICE TO CERTIFICATE HOLDERS PRIOR TO SUBSTITUTING A POLICY OR
CONTRACT OF GROUP ACCIDENT, GROUP HEALTH OR GROUP  ACCIDENT  AND  HEALTH
INSURANCE  WITH  ANOTHER SUCH POLICY OR CONTRACT THAT ALTERS, RESTRICTS,
OR TERMINATES CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE PROVIDED  NOT
LESS  THAN NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO ANY SUCH SUBSTITUTION. WHERE THE CERTIF-
ICATE HOLDERS ARE EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY A  LABOR  ORGANIZATION,  SUCH
NOTICE  SHALL  ALSO  BE  PROMPTLY PROVIDED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE OF SUCH
LABOR ORGANIZATION.   A COPY OF  SUCH  NOTICE  ALSO  SHALL  BE  PROMPTLY
PROVIDED  TO  THE  COMMISSIONER AND THE DEPARTMENTS OF LAW AND FINANCIAL
SERVICES.  SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL BE IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  APPLICABLE
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04878-03-5

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