senate Bill S2496

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "living donor protection act of 2017"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2017 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2017 1st report cal.612
Feb 07, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 13, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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Apr 25, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S2496
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
3
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 7, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S2496
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2496 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A297A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4365, Pub Health L; amd §§1117, 4224 & 4313, Ins L; amd §201, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7529, A10379

S2496 - Summary

Enacts the "living donor protection act of 2017"; 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.

S2496 - Sponsor Memo

S2496 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2496

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HANNON, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DeFRAN-
  CISCO, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, MARCHIONE, ORTT, RANZENHOFER, SERINO,  SEWARD,
  YOUNG  --  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 2017"

  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 2017".
  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 SEVENTEEN.
  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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03670-02-7

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