senate Bill S3159A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits unfair discrimination by insurers for individuals that use prescriptions to block the effects of opioids

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2020 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 15, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 14, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 13, 2020 1st report cal.71
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 06, 2019 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2019 1st report cal.464
Mar 20, 2019 print number 3159a
Mar 20, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Feb 04, 2019 referred to insurance

Votes

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Jan 13, 2020 - Insurance committee Vote

S3159A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Insurance Committee Vote: Jan 13, 2020

aye wr (1)

Apr 29, 2019 - Insurance committee Vote

S3159A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Insurance Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2019

aye wr (1)

S3159 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5952
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2617, Ins L

S3159 - Summary

Prohibits unfair discrimination by insurers for individuals that use prescriptions to block the effects of opioids.

S3159 - Sponsor Memo

S3159 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3159

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  prohibiting  insurers
  from  denying  life  insurance to individuals who have been prescribed
  medication used to block the effects of opioids

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subsection (a) of section 4224 of the insur-
ance  law,  as amended by chapter 713 of the laws of 1994, is amended to
read as follows:
  (1) make or permit any unfair discrimination  between  individuals  of
the  same  class  and  of  equal  expectation  of life, in the amount or
payment or return of premiums, or rates charged  for  policies  of  life
insurance  or  annuity  contracts, or in the dividends or other benefits
payable thereon, or in any of the  terms  and  conditions  thereof.  FOR
PURPOSES  OF  THIS PARAGRAPH, IT SHALL BE UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION FOR SUCH
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OR SAVINGS AND INSURANCE BANK TO DENY LIFE INSUR-
ANCE COVERAGE OR ADJUST THE AMOUNT OR PAYMENT OR RETURN OF PREMIUMS,  OR
RATES  CHARGED  FOR  POLICIES OF LIFE INSURANCE OR ANNUITY CONTRACTS FOR
ANY INDIVIDUAL SOLELY BECAUSE SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED  MEDI-
CATION  USED TO BLOCK THE EFFECTS OF OPIOIDS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, NALOXONE AND NARCAN;
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08725-02-9

Co-Sponsors

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S3159A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5952
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2617, Ins L

S3159A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits unfair discrimination by insurers for individuals that use prescriptions to block the effects of opioids.

S3159A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3159A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3159--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Insurance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfair discrimination
  by insurers for the use of  prescriptions  to  block  the  effects  of
  opioids

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  2617
to read as follows:
  §  2617.  UNFAIR  DISCRIMINATION FOR THE USE OF PRESCRIPTIONS TO BLOCK
THE EFFECTS OF OPIOIDS. NO INSURER OR ENTITY  AUTHORIZED  TO  ISSUE  THE
KINDS  OF INSURANCE SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPHS ONE OR TWO OF SUBSECTION (A)
OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTEEN  OF  THIS  CHAPTER  SHALL
REFUSE  TO  ISSUE  A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY OR ANNUITY CONTRACT OR ADJUST
THE AMOUNT OF PREMIUMS, OR RATES, CHARGED FOR LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES OR
ANNUITY CONTRACTS FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL SOLELY BECAUSE SUCH INDIVIDUAL  HAS
BEEN PRESCRIBED MEDICATION USED TO BLOCK THE EFFECTS OF OPIOIDS, INCLUD-
ING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  NALOXONE AND NARCAN, UNLESS SUCH ACTION IS
BASED ON SOUND ACTUARIAL PRINCIPLES OR ACTUAL OR REASONABLY  ANTICIPATED
EXPERIENCE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08725-03-9

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