senate Bill S8077

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that participants in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children may receive foods from any vendor appproved by such program, including formula

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 31, 2016 signed chap.518
approval memo.34
Dec 20, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.403
substituted for a9648a
Jun 15, 2016 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1851
Jun 10, 2016 referred to rules

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S8077 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9648A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L

S8077 - Summary

Provides that participants in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children may receive foods from any vendor approved by such program, including infant formula.

S8077 - Sponsor Memo

S8077 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8077

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, ESPAILLAT, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, COMRIE,
  DILAN,  GOLDEN,  LATIMER, PANEPINTO, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA,
  SANDERS, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to access to the
  special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2507 to read as follows:
  S 2507. SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS  AND
CHILDREN; SPECIALTY INFANT FORMULA.
  1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "WIC"  SHALL  MEAN THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN;
  (B) "WIC VENDOR" SHALL MEAN A VENDOR WHICH  HAS  A  CONTRACT  TO  SELL
PRODUCTS COVERED BY WIC TO INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE WIC PROGRAM; AND
  (C)  "SPECIALTY  INFANT  FORMULA"  SHALL  MEAN  INFANT FORMULA THAT IS
PRESCRIBED FOR A SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION, FOR WHICH MEDICAL  DOCUMEN-
TATION MAY BE REQUIRED, UNDER REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
  2.  EVERY  WIC  VENDOR SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO SELL ANY PRODUCT COVERED
UNDER WIC,  INCLUDING  SPECIALTY  INFANT  FORMULA,  UNLESS  SPECIFICALLY
LIMITED  OR  BARRED  BY THE COMMISSIONER APPLYING REGULATIONS UNDER THIS
SECTION OR APPLICABLE FEDERAL REGULATIONS. THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  NOT
APPLY  ARBITRARY CRITERIA, OR CRITERIA THAT CREATE UNREASONABLE BARRIERS
FOR WIC PARTICIPANTS TO ACCESS SPECIALTY INFANT FORMULA, AND SHALL  ONLY
APPLY  CRITERIA  THAT ARE REASONABLY RELATED TO AND CONSISTENT WITH: (A)
PROMOTING WIC BENEFICIARY ACCESS TO SPECIALTY INFANT  FORMULA;  AND  (B)
ADMINISTRATION OF WIC WITH INTEGRITY, EFFICIENCY AND SECURITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  commissioner  of  health shall make regulations and take other
actions necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14717-05-6

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