|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 11, 2019||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 17, 2019||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1940
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1940 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§209-b & 122-b, Gen Muni L; amd §184, Town L; amd §§3224-a, 3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4856, A7291
2013-2014: S3262, A4113
2015-2016: S1914, A3721
2017-2018: S363, A3100, A7717
2021-2022: S1286, A534
S1940 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that authorities having control of a fire department or fire company which provides emergency medical services may establish fees and charges for services; authorizes health insurer payments to nonparticipating or nonpreferred providers of ambulance services licensed under article 30 of the public health law.
S1940 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1940 SPONSOR: LITTLE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the town law, in relation to authorizing fees and charges for emergency medical services; and to amend the insurance law, in relation to payments to prehospital emergen- cy medical services providers PURPOSE: The bill would allow fire departments to charge for emergency medical services provided. They are prohibited from doing so at this time. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 This bill amends section 209-b (4) of the General Municipal Law to remove the prohibition of fire department emergency medical bill- ing.
S1940 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1940 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 17, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LITTLE, AKSHAR, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the town law, in relation to authorizing fees and charges for emergency medical services; and to amend the insurance law, in relation to payments to prehospital emer- gency medical services providers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 209-b of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 476 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: 4. Fees and charges [prohibited] AUTHORIZED. (A) Emergency and gener- al ambulance service, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE THOUSAND ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, authorized pursuant to this section [shall] MAY be furnished without cost to the person served; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE AUTHORITIES HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY THAT HAVE AUTHORIZED SUCH FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICE OR SERVICES MAY FIX A SCHEDULE OF FEES OR CHARGES TO BE PAID BY PERSONS REQUESTING SUCH SERVICE OR SERVICES. THE AUTHORITIES HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY MAY PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF FEES AND CHARGES OR MAY FORMU- LATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE COLLECTION THEREOF BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY. WHEN FEES AND CHARGES ARE AUTHORIZED PURSU- ANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FEES AND CHARGES COLLECTED SHALL BE DISBURSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A WRITTEN CONTRACT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE AUTHORITY HAVING CONTROL OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT OF FIRE COMPANY AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY ITSELF. The acceptance by any fire- fighter of any personal remuneration or gratuity, directly or indirect- ly, from a person served shall be a ground for his or her expulsion or suspension as a member of the fire department or fire company. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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