|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 05, 2021||referred to aging|
senate Bill S4603
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4603 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4603 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4603 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to improving and expanding the pharmaceutical insurance coverage program for certain medicare enrollees PURPOSE: The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program has changed dramatically since it was created. This bill will restore oversight and transparency to the function of the program and expand it to phase in coverage for persons younger than age 65 who are enrolled in Medicare Part D. The bill also changes the name of the program to be known as the Expanded Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Changes the name from the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance
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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