senate Bill S4603

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to improving and expanding the pharmaceutical insurance coverage program for certain medicare enrollees

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee


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Feb 05, 2021 referred to aging

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S4603 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5422
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§240, 241, 242 & 250, add §242-a, Eld L

S4603 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to improving and expanding the pharmaceutical insurance coverage program for certain medicare enrollees; creates the expanded pharmaceutical insurance coverage panel, to be responsible for expanding pharmaceutical insurance coverage.

S4603 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4603 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4603
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging
 
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to  improving  and  expanding
   the  pharmaceutical  insurance  coverage  program for certain medicare
   enrollees

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  240  of  the  elder  law,  is amended to read as
 follows:
   § 240. Short title. This title shall be known and may be cited as  the
 "program for [elderly] EXPANDED pharmaceutical insurance coverage".
   § 2. Subdivisions 3 and 8 of section 241 of the elder law, subdivision
 8  as added by section 2 of part A of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011 and
 as renumbered by section 3 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of  2012,
 are amended to read as follows:
   3. "Income" shall mean "household gross income" as defined in the real
 property  tax  circuit  breaker credit program, pursuant to subparagraph
 (C) of paragraph one of subsection (e) of section six hundred six of the
 tax law, but only shall include the income  of  program  applicants  and
 spouses  and shall exclude the income of other members of the household,
 BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY INCREASE IN INCOME DERIVED FROM SOCIAL SECURI-
 TY INCOME OR PENSION BENEFITS THAT INCREASE OVER THE PREVIOUS  YEAR  DUE
 SOLELY  TO  A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT PROVIDED BY THE PROGRAM ADMINIS-
 TRATORS.
   8. "Medicare part D excluded drug classes" shall  mean  any  drugs  or
 classes  of drugs, or their medical uses, which are described in section
 1927(d)(2) or 1927(d)(3) of the federal social security  act,  with  the
 exception of smoking cessation agents AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSED IN
 THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
   § 3. The elder law is amended by adding a new section 242-a to read as
 follows:

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

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