senate Bill S424

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Criminalizes acting as a runner or soliciting or employing a runner to procure patients or clients

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
May 07, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2018 1st report cal.997
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1301
Jan 04, 2017 referred to codes

Votes

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May 1, 2018 - Codes committee Vote

S424
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 1, 2018

May 23, 2017 - Codes committee Vote

S424
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 23, 2017

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

S424 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1901
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§176.00 & 460.10, add §§176.75 - 176.85, Pen L; amd §700.05, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7451, A9768
2013-2014: S3033, A4597
2015-2016: S2131, S7051, A862
2019-2020: A4599

S424 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Criminalizes acting as a runner or soliciting or employing a runner to procure patients or clients.

S424 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S424 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   424

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  penal  law  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
  relation  to criminalizing acting as a runner or soliciting or employ-
  ing a runner to procure patients or clients

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

  Section  1.  Section 176.00 of the penal law is amended by adding four
new subdivisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  6. "PROVIDER" MEANS AN ATTORNEY, A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, AN  OWNER
OR  OPERATOR  OF  A  HEALTH  CARE  PRACTICE  OR FACILITY, ANY PERSON WHO
CREATES THE IMPRESSION THAT HE OR  SHE,  OR  HIS  OR  HER  PRACTICE  CAN
PROVIDE  LEGAL OR HEALTH CARE SERVICES, ANY PERSON EMPLOYED OR ACTING ON
BEHALF OF ANY  SUCH  PERSON,  OR  ANY  PERSON  PROVIDING  MANAGEMENT  OR
CONSULTING SERVICES TO ANY SUCH PERSON.
  7.  "PUBLIC  MEDIA" MEANS TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES, PROFESSIONAL DIRECTO-
RIES, NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER  PERIODICALS,  RADIO  AND  TELEVISION,  BILL-
BOARDS,  AND MAILED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
THAT DO NOT INVOLVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH A SPECIFIC  PROSPECTIVE  CLIENT,
PATIENT, OR CUSTOMER.
  8.  "RUNNER"  MEANS A PERSON WHO, FOR A PECUNIARY BENEFIT, PROCURES OR
ATTEMPTS TO PROCURE A CLIENT, PATIENT OR CUSTOMER AT THE  DIRECTION  OF,
REQUEST OF OR IN COOPERATION WITH A PROVIDER WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO SEEK TO
OBTAIN  BENEFITS UNDER A CONTRACT OF INSURANCE OR ASSERT A CLAIM AGAINST
AN INSURED OR AN INSURANCE CARRIER FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE CLIENT,
PATIENT OR CUSTOMER, OR TO OBTAIN  BENEFITS  UNDER  OR  ASSERT  A  CLAIM
AGAINST  A STATE OR FEDERAL HEALTH CARE BENEFITS PROGRAM OR PRESCRIPTION
DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  "RUNNER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE (A)  A  PERSON  WHO
PROCURES  OR  ATTEMPTS  TO  PROCURE CLIENTS, PATIENTS OR CUSTOMERS FOR A
PROVIDER THROUGH PUBLIC MEDIA; (B) A PERSON WHO REFERS CLIENTS, PATIENTS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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