senate Bill S2884A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires coverage under medicaid and health insurance plans for treatment for smoking cessation

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Mar 23, 2016 print number 2884a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Jan 29, 2015 referred to insurance

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S2884 - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4303, 3216 & 3221, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3132
2011-2012: S1792A
2009-2010: A693

S2884 - Summary

Requires that medicaid and health insurance plans provide coverage for costs of prescription smoking cessation treatment that is ordered by a physician; establishes a coverage limit of $400 for each covered individual.

S2884 - Sponsor Memo

S2884 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2884

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 coverage for treatment
  of smoking cessation

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

  Section  1.  Section  4303 of the insurance law is amended by adding a
new subsection (pp) to read as follows:
  (PP) A HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATION OR A  HEALTH  SERVICE  CORPORATION
WHICH  PROVIDES  GROUP,  GROUP REMITTANCE OR SCHOOL BLANKET COVERAGE FOR
INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION
SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A PHYSICIAN. SUCH  TREAT-
MENT  MAY  BE  LIMITED TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR EACH COVERED
INDIVIDUAL. THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A CONTRACT ISSUED PURSUANT
TO SECTION FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH COVERS
PERSONS EMPLOYED IN MORE THAN ONE STATE  OR  THE  BENEFIT  STRUCTURE  OF
WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AFFECTING PERSONS WHO ARE
EMPLOYED  IN MORE THAN ONE STATE. SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL
DEDUCTIBLES AND CO-INSURANCE AS MAY BE DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE  SUPER-
INTENDENT AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THOSE IMPOSED ON OTHER BENEFITS WITHIN
A  GIVEN  POLICY. SUCH COVERAGE SHALL NOT REPLACE, RESTRICT OR ELIMINATE
EXISTING COVERAGE PROVIDED BY THE POLICY.
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 32 to read as follows:
  (32) EVERY POLICY SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR  COSTS  OF  PRESCRIPTION
SMOKING  CESSATION TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A PHYSICIAN. SUCH COVER-
AGE MAY BE LIMITED TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER  YEAR  FOR  EACH  COVERED
INDIVIDUAL.
  S 3. Subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03348-02-5

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S2884A - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4303, 3216 & 3221, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3132
2011-2012: S1792A
2009-2010: A693

S2884A - Summary

Requires that medicaid and health insurance plans provide coverage for costs of prescription smoking cessation treatment that is ordered by a physician; establishes a coverage limit of $400 for each covered individual.

S2884A - Sponsor Memo

S2884A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2884--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Insurance  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for treatment
  of smoking cessation

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

  Section 1. Section 4303 of the insurance law is amended  by  adding  a
new subsection (oo) to read as follows:
  (OO)  A  HOSPITAL  SERVICE CORPORATION OR A HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION
WHICH PROVIDES GROUP, GROUP REMITTANCE OR SCHOOL  BLANKET  COVERAGE  FOR
INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION
SMOKING  CESSATION TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A PHYSICIAN. SUCH TREAT-
MENT MAY BE LIMITED TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR  FOR  EACH  COVERED
INDIVIDUAL. THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A CONTRACT ISSUED PURSUANT
TO SECTION FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH COVERS
PERSONS  EMPLOYED  IN  MORE  THAN  ONE STATE OR THE BENEFIT STRUCTURE OF
WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AFFECTING PERSONS WHO ARE
EMPLOYED IN MORE THAN ONE STATE. SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO  ANNUAL
DEDUCTIBLES  AND CO-INSURANCE AS MAY BE DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SUPER-
INTENDENT AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THOSE IMPOSED ON OTHER BENEFITS WITHIN
A GIVEN POLICY. SUCH COVERAGE SHALL NOT REPLACE, RESTRICT  OR  ELIMINATE
EXISTING COVERAGE PROVIDED BY THE POLICY.
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 33 to read as follows:
  (33)  EVERY  POLICY  SHALL  PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION
SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A PHYSICIAN. SUCH  COVER-
AGE  MAY  BE  LIMITED  TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR EACH COVERED
INDIVIDUAL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03348-03-6

assembly Bill A9629

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes various provisions to reform local development corporations and industrial development agencies: conflicts of interest, standard tax exemption policies, etc.

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Mar 23, 2016 referred to local governments

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A9629 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3432A
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1411, N-PC L; amd §§856, 858, 859, 859-a, 860 & 882, add §§858-c, 885, 882-a & 885-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3432A
2013-2014: S3441A
2011-2012: S915A
2009-2010: A1647

A9629 - Summary

Makes various provisions to reform local development corporations and industrial development agencies: conflicts of interest, standard tax exemption policies, municipal input, more information to be made public, economic impact statements, public hearings, and payment of prevailing wages.

A9629 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9629

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MAYER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the  not-for-profit  corporation  law  and  the  general
  municipal law, in relation to reforming local development corporations
  and industrial development agencies

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs 2 and 3 of paragraph (d) of section  1411  of
the  not-for-profit  corporation  law are amended and a new subparagraph
2-a is added to read as follows:
  (2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or  local
law,  charter,  or  ordinance  to the contrary, such sale or lease [may]
SHALL be made [without] WITH AN appraisal,  public  notice,  (except  as
provided  in  subparagraph  (4)  OF  THIS PARAGRAPH) [or] AND SUBJECT TO
public bidding for such price or rental [and upon such terms as  may  be
agreed  upon  between  the  county, city, town or village and said local
development corporation; provided,  however,  that  in].  IN case  of  a
lease, the term may not exceed ninety-nine years; and provided, further,
that, in cities having a population of one million or more, no such sale
or lease shall be made without the approval of a majority of the members
of  the  [borough  improvement  board of the borough] COMMUNITY BOARD OR
BOARDS FOR THE COMMUNITY DISTRICT OR DISTRICTS in which such real  prop-
erty  is located AND THE RESPECTIVE BOROUGH BOARD, IF SUCH REAL PROPERTY
IS LOCATED IN TWO OR MORE COMMUNITY DISTRICTS.
  (2-A) (I) THE CORPORATION SHALL PREPARE OR CAUSE TO  BE  PREPARED,  BY
CONTRACT  OR  OTHERWISE, AN ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT ON ANY ACTION THAT
IT PROPOSES OR APPROVES WHICH MAY  HAVE  A  SIGNIFICANT  EFFECT  ON  THE
AFFECTED  LOCAL  ECONOMY  AND LOCAL COMMUNITY. THE CORPORATION SHALL USE
ALL PRACTICABLE MEANS TO REALIZE THE POLICIES AND  GOALS  SET  FORTH  IN
THIS  SECTION,  AND  SHALL ACT AND CHOOSE ALTERNATIVES WHICH, CONSISTENT
WITH SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, LABOR, AND OTHER ESSENTIAL CONSID-
ERATIONS, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE, MINIMIZE OR  AVOID  ADVERSE
ECONOMIC  EFFECTS,  INCLUDING  EFFECTS  REVEALED  IN THE ECONOMIC IMPACT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03361-03-6

K1109

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Brain Injury Awareness Month in the State of New York

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K1109


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 2016, as Brain Injury Awareness Month in the State of New
York

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in calling attention to
serious medical conditions which affect thousands of New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Brain Injury Aware-
ness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of National Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 16, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, this Legislative Body is justly proud to pay
tribute to the Brain Injury Association of New York State as it cele-
brates the 34th Anniversary of Brain Injury Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, Since acknowledging March as Brain Injury Awareness Month,
the Brain Injury Association of New York State has been dedicated to
advocating on behalf of individuals with brain injury and their fami-
lies; and
WHEREAS, The Brain Injury Association of New York State has organized
the first-ever Brain Injury Advocacy Day in Albany on March 23, 2016;
and
WHEREAS, By educating, training, advocating, and supporting people
with brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of New York State has
ensured that no individual has to face brain injury alone; and
WHEREAS, The purpose of Brain Injury Awareness Month is to promote
prevention and educate the public about the dangers of brain injury and
prevent future brain injuries from occurring; and
WHEREAS, There are two types of brain injuries: traumatic brain injury
(TBI), caused by trauma; and acquired brain injury (ABI), which is
generally caused by strokes, tumors, or aneurisms; and
WHEREAS, Each year, an estimated 2.4 million children and adults in
the United States sustain a TBI, and another 795,000 individuals sustain
an ABI from non-traumatic causes; and
WHEREAS, TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all inju-
ry-related deaths in the United States; on average, 52,000 Americans die
every year of a TBI; and
WHEREAS, TBI can affect the functionality of the brain such as think-
ing, reasoning, and memory; and
WHEREAS, Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of TBI, account-
ing for over 30% of all TBIs in the United States; and
WHEREAS, About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or
other forms of mild traumatic brain injury; and
WHEREAS, Whether the victim is an adult, a child, or an infant, TBIs
can have a major impact on individuals and their families; over 5
million Americans live with a long term disability due to brain damage;
and
WHEREAS, Strokes are the leading cause of ABI, and claim the lives of
nearly 130,000 Americans each year, or one out of every 20 deaths; and
WHEREAS, It is in the interest of the State of New York to recognize
the achievements made and to continue these efforts by promoting the
prevention and educating the public about the dangers of brain injury;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016, as Brain
Injury Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York, and the Brain Injury Association of New York State.

actions

  • 23 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative