assembly Bill A9648A

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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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S8077 - Signed by Governor


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

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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 16, 2016 substituted by s8077
Jun 15, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.403
rules report cal.403
reported
Jun 14, 2016 reported referred to rules
Jun 09, 2016 print number 9648a
Jun 09, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Mar 24, 2016 referred to health

Multi-Sponsors

A9648 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8077
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L

A9648 - 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.

A9648 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9648

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

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. ACCESS TO  THE  SPECIAL  SUPPLEMENTAL  NUTRITION  PROGRAM  FOR
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "FOOD  INSTRUMENT" MEANS A WIC CHECK, DRAWN ON THE ACCOUNT OF THE
DEPARTMENT, EXCHANGEABLE FOR PRODUCTS APPROVED UNDER WIC.
  (B) "PARTICIPANT" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS ELIGIBLE  TO  RECEIVE  SUPPLE-
MENTAL FOODS OR FOOD INSTRUMENTS UNDER WIC.
  (C)  "WIC" MEANS THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN,
INFANTS AND CHILDREN, AUTHORIZED BY THE FEDERAL CHILD NUTRITION  ACT  OF
1966.
  (D)  "WIC  FOOD  VENDOR"  MEANS  A FOOD VENDOR WHICH HAS A CONTRACT IN
EFFECT WITH A LOCAL AGENCY  TO  SUPPLY  SUPPLEMENTAL  FOODS  TO  PERSONS
RECEIVING WIC BENEFITS.
  2.  IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE ACCESS TO NUTRITIOUS FOODS TO PARTICIPANTS IN
WIC, SUCH PARTICIPANTS SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM  FOOD  INSTRUMENTS
AT  ANY  WIC  FOOD  VENDOR,  INCLUDING  FOOD INSTRUMENTS AUTHORIZING THE
PURCHASE OF ANY FORM OF INFANT FORMULA APPROVED BY WIC.
  3. THE DEPARTMENT MAY PROMULGATE RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  ESTABLISHING
FRAUD  PREVENTION  MEASURES,  AND ANY OTHER MEASURES NECESSARY TO ENSURE
THE INTEGRITY OF WIC AND FULFILL FEDERAL MANDATES FOR COST CONTAINMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law. Provided, that, effective immediately, the department
of  health shall begin to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary
to implement the provisions of this act.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14717-02-6

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A9648A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8077
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L

A9648A (ACTIVE) - 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.

A9648A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9648--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. PICHARDO
  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Health -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD14717-03-6

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