assembly Bill A2122

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the transfer and conveyance of certain lands to Joseph's Home, Inc.

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Sep 25, 2015 signed chap.246
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 24, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s4266a
Jun 08, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.69
rules report cal.69
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 28, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
May 20, 2015 print number 2122a
amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 15, 2015 referred to governmental operations

A2122 - Details

Law Section:
Rockland County

A2122 - Summary

Relates to the transfer and conveyance of certain unused state land consisting of a portion of the Rockland Psychiatric Center to Joseph Home, Inc.

A2122 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2122

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  relating  to  the  transfer  and conveyance of certain lands to
  Joseph's Home, Inc.

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

  Section  1.  Subject to the provisions of this act but notwithstanding
any other provision of law to the contrary, the commissioner of  general
services,  upon  the  consent  of  the commissioner of mental health, is
hereby authorized and empowered to transfer and convey to Joseph's Home,
Inc., a not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws
of the state of New York, certain unused  state  land  consisting  of  a
portion of the Rockland Psychiatric Center under the jurisdiction of the
office  of  mental  health, in consideration of one dollar and upon such
other terms and conditions as the commissioner of general  services  may
deem proper.
  S  2.  The  land authorized to be transferred and conveyed pursuant to
this act is a portion of the Rockland Psychiatric Center and is general-
ly described as follows:
  Beginning at a point on the northerly road boundary of Old  Orangeburg
road  at  its  point  of intersection with the division line between the
lands of the people of the state of New York New York  state  office  of
mental  health Rockland Psychiatric Center on the west and the lands now
or formerly of Joseph's  Home,  Inc.  as  described  in  instrument  No.
1999-00048877  on  the east and runs thence from said point of beginning
along said northerly road boundary of Old Orangeburg road south 84  deg.
45  min.  34  sec.  west 120.28 feet to a point; thence through the said
lands of the people of the state of New York New York  state  office  of
mental health Rockland Psychiatric Center the following seven (7) cours-
es:  1)  north  06  deg.  15 min. 04 sec. west 47.02 feet to a point; 2)
north 10 deg. 02 min. 11 sec. west 56.20 feet to a point;  3)  north  11

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04250-01-5

A2122A - Details

Law Section:
Rockland County

A2122A - Summary

Relates to the transfer and conveyance of certain unused state land consisting of a portion of the Rockland Psychiatric Center to Joseph Home, Inc.

A2122A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2122--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Governmental  Operations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT relating to the transfer  and  conveyance  of  certain  lands  to
  Joseph's Home, Inc.

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

  Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act  but  notwithstanding
any  other provision of law to the contrary, the commissioner of general
services, upon the consent of the  commissioner  of  mental  health,  is
hereby authorized and empowered to transfer and convey to Joseph's Home,
Inc., a not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws
of  the  state  of  New  York, certain unused state land consisting of a
portion of the Rockland Psychiatric Center under the jurisdiction of the
office of mental health, in consideration of fair market value and  upon
such  other terms and conditions as the commissioner of general services
may deem proper.
  S 2. The land authorized to be transferred and  conveyed  pursuant  to
this act is a portion of the Rockland Psychiatric Center and is general-
ly described as follows:
  Beginning  at a point on the northerly road boundary of Old Orangeburg
road at its point of intersection with the  division  line  between  the
lands  of  the  people of the state of New York New York state office of
mental health Rockland Psychiatric Center on the west and the lands  now
or  formerly  of  Joseph's  Home,  Inc.  as  described in instrument No.
1999-00048877 on the east and runs thence from said point  of  beginning
along  said northerly road boundary of Old Orangeburg road south 84 deg.
45 min. 34 sec. west 120.28 feet to a point;  thence  through  the  said
lands  of  the  people of the state of New York New York state office of
mental health Rockland Psychiatric Center the following seven (7) cours-
es: 1) north 06 deg. 15 min. 04 sec. west 47.02  feet  to  a  point;  2)

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04250-03-5

assembly Bill A1460

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Extends, until December 31, 2016, the authorization of residential property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut and remove reeds

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Sep 25, 2015 signed chap.245
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
May 19, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s2546
May 18, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 14, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.349
May 12, 2015 reported
Jan 12, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Co-Sponsors

A1460 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2546
Law Section:
Real Property
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Chap 306 of 2011
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8862, S6656

A1460 - Summary

Extends, from December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2016, the expiration of the authorization granted to residential property owners in high risk brush fire areas on Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property.

A1460 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1460

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK, BORELLI, TITONE, MALLIOTAKIS -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing owners of
  residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the borough
  of Staten Island to cut and  remove  reeds  from  their  property,  in
  relation  to  extending  the expiration and repeal date thereof for an
  additional year

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

  Section  1.  Section 3 of chapter 306 of the laws of 2011, authorizing
owners of residential real property in high risk brush fire areas in the
borough of Staten Island to cut and remove reeds from their property, as
amended by chapter 267 of the laws  of  2014,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, [2015] 2016.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03108-01-5

assembly Bill A928

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Broadens the focus of the New York state committee for the coordination of police services to elderly persons

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Sep 25, 2015 signed chap.244
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s5905
Jun 08, 2015 referred to aging
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.53
rules report cal.53
reported
Jun 01, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jan 08, 2015 referred to aging

Co-Sponsors

A928 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5905
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §844-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9082, S7872
2015-2016: A928

A928 - Summary

Broadens the focus of the New York state committee for the coordination of police services to elderly persons; relates to the evaluation of Triad programs.

A928 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   928

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MILLER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Aging

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to broadening the focus
  of the New  York  state  committee  for  the  coordination  of  police
  services to elderly persons

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 844-b  of
the  executive  law,  as  added  by  chapter 111 of the laws of 1993, is
amended to read as follows:
  The committee shall advise the  division,  the  state  police,  county
sheriffs  and other local law enforcement agencies, and senior advocates
chosen in consultation with the state office for the aging, in the study
and  evaluation  of  ["Triad  Programs"  as  an]  effective   [response]
RESPONSES,  INCLUDING "TRIAD PROGRAMS," to the problems of crime against
elderly persons.  The committee may also consult with  experts,  service
providers  and representative organizations engaged in the protection of
the elderly and may recommend the  development  of  PROGRAMS,  INCLUDING
"Triad  Programs",  in  the  state  of New York to assist the elderly to
avoid criminal victimization through the coordinated  efforts  of  state
and  local  law  enforcement  agencies  and  organizations which provide
services for the elderly. The committee may also recommend policies  and
programs  to  assist  law  enforcement  agencies  to  implement  ["Triad
Programs"] SUCH PROGRAMS, including training  and  prevention  standards
and  technical  assistance. Such recommendations may include the follow-
ing:
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02889-01-5

assembly Bill A490

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes technical correction relating to notice of petition for the appointment of a guardian for purposes of property management

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Sep 25, 2015 signed chap.243
Sep 15, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 01, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s4179
Mar 09, 2015 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 05, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.55
Mar 03, 2015 reported
Jan 07, 2015 referred to judiciary

A490 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4179
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §81.21, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9054

A490 - Summary

Makes technical correction relating to notice of petition for the appointment of a guardian for purposes of property management.

A490 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   490

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to notice  of  peti-
  tion  for  the  appointment  of  a  guardian  for purposes of property
  management

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (i) of subdivision (c) of section 81.21 of the
mental hygiene law, as added by chapter 698 of  the  laws  of  1992,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (i) the persons entitled to notice in accordance with paragraph one of
subdivision [(d)] (E) of section 81.07 of this article;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00614-01-5

assembly Bill A257A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a civil private cause of action by a policyholder who has suffered unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Jun 02, 2015 amended on third reading 257a
May 07, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.278
May 04, 2015 reported
Apr 29, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

A257 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2601-a, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7809

A257 - Summary

Establishes a civil private cause of action by a policyholder who has suffered unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer.

A257 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   257

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WEINSTEIN, ABINANTI -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfair  claim  settle-
  ment practices

  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 2601-a
to read as follows:
  S 2601-A. UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES; CIVIL REMEDY.    (A)  THE
HOLDER OF A POLICY ISSUED OR RENEWED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER SHALL HAVE
A  PRIVATE  RIGHT  OF  ACTION AGAINST ANY INSURER DOING BUSINESS IN THIS
STATE FOR DAMAGES AS PROVIDED IN THIS  SECTION  UPON  SUCH  POLICYHOLDER
PROVING  BY  A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT SUCH INSURER'S REFUSAL
TO PAY OR UNREASONABLE DELAY IN PAYMENT TO THE POLICYHOLDER  OF  AMOUNTS
CLAIMED  TO  BE  DUE  UNDER A POLICY WAS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED. AN
INSURER IS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED IN REFUSING TO PAY OR  IN  UNREA-
SONABLY DELAYING PAYMENT WHEN THE INSURER:
  (1)  FAILED  TO  PROVIDE  THE  POLICYHOLDER  WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION
CONCERNING POLICY PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE COVERAGE AT ISSUE;
  (2) FAILED TO EFFECTUATE IN GOOD FAITH A PROMPT,  FAIR  AND  EQUITABLE
SETTLEMENT  OF A CLAIM SUBMITTED BY SUCH POLICYHOLDER IN WHICH LIABILITY
OF SUCH INSURER TO SUCH POLICYHOLDER WAS REASONABLY CLEAR;
  (3) FAILED TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN DENIAL OF A POLICYHOLDER'S CLAIM  WITH
A  FULL AND COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF SUCH DENIAL, INCLUDING REFERENCES TO
SPECIFIC POLICY PROVISIONS WHEREVER POSSIBLE;
  (4) FAILED TO MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION AND NOTIFY  THE  POLICYHOLDER
IN WRITING OF ITS POSITION ON BOTH LIABILITY FOR AND THE INSURER'S VALU-
ATION  OF  A  CLAIM  WITHIN  SIX MONTHS OF THE DATE ON WHICH IT RECEIVED
ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE OF THE LOSS UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00077-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A257A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2601-a, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7809

A257A - Summary

Establishes a civil private cause of action by a policyholder who has suffered unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer.

A257A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 257--A
                                                        Cal. No. 278

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEINSTEIN, ABINANTI, STECK, KAMINSKY -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Insurance -- reported and referred to
  the Committee on Codes -- reported from committee, advanced to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfair  claim  settle-
  ment practices

  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 2601-a
to read as follows:
  S 2601-A. UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES; CIVIL REMEDY.    (A)  THE
HOLDER OF A POLICY ISSUED OR RENEWED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER SHALL HAVE
A  PRIVATE  RIGHT  OF  ACTION AGAINST ANY INSURER DOING BUSINESS IN THIS
STATE FOR DAMAGES AS PROVIDED IN THIS  SECTION  UPON  SUCH  POLICYHOLDER
PROVING  BY  A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT SUCH INSURER'S REFUSAL
TO PAY OR UNREASONABLE DELAY IN PAYMENT TO THE POLICYHOLDER  OF  AMOUNTS
CLAIMED  TO  BE  DUE  UNDER A POLICY WAS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED. AN
INSURER IS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED IN REFUSING TO PAY OR  IN  UNREA-
SONABLY DELAYING PAYMENT WHEN THE INSURER:
  (1)  FAILED  TO  PROVIDE  THE  POLICYHOLDER  WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION
CONCERNING POLICY PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE COVERAGE AT ISSUE;
  (2) FAILED TO EFFECTUATE IN GOOD FAITH A PROMPT,  FAIR  AND  EQUITABLE
SETTLEMENT  OF A CLAIM SUBMITTED BY SUCH POLICYHOLDER IN WHICH LIABILITY
OF SUCH INSURER TO SUCH POLICYHOLDER WAS REASONABLY CLEAR;
  (3) FAILED TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN DENIAL OF A POLICYHOLDER'S CLAIM  WITH
A  FULL AND COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF SUCH DENIAL, INCLUDING REFERENCES TO
SPECIFIC POLICY PROVISIONS WHEREVER POSSIBLE;
  (4) FAILED TO MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION AND NOTIFY  THE  POLICYHOLDER
IN WRITING OF ITS POSITION ON BOTH LIABILITY FOR AND THE INSURER'S VALU-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

assembly Bill A257

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a civil private cause of action by a policyholder who has suffered unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer

download bill text pdf

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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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Jun 02, 2015 amended on third reading 257a
May 07, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.278
May 04, 2015 reported
Apr 29, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

A257 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4049
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2601-a, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7809, S5664

A257 - Summary

Establishes a civil private cause of action by a policyholder who has suffered unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer.

A257 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   257

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WEINSTEIN, ABINANTI -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfair  claim  settle-
  ment practices

  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 2601-a
to read as follows:
  S 2601-A. UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES; CIVIL REMEDY.    (A)  THE
HOLDER OF A POLICY ISSUED OR RENEWED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER SHALL HAVE
A  PRIVATE  RIGHT  OF  ACTION AGAINST ANY INSURER DOING BUSINESS IN THIS
STATE FOR DAMAGES AS PROVIDED IN THIS  SECTION  UPON  SUCH  POLICYHOLDER
PROVING  BY  A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT SUCH INSURER'S REFUSAL
TO PAY OR UNREASONABLE DELAY IN PAYMENT TO THE POLICYHOLDER  OF  AMOUNTS
CLAIMED  TO  BE  DUE  UNDER A POLICY WAS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED. AN
INSURER IS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED IN REFUSING TO PAY OR  IN  UNREA-
SONABLY DELAYING PAYMENT WHEN THE INSURER:
  (1)  FAILED  TO  PROVIDE  THE  POLICYHOLDER  WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION
CONCERNING POLICY PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE COVERAGE AT ISSUE;
  (2) FAILED TO EFFECTUATE IN GOOD FAITH A PROMPT,  FAIR  AND  EQUITABLE
SETTLEMENT  OF A CLAIM SUBMITTED BY SUCH POLICYHOLDER IN WHICH LIABILITY
OF SUCH INSURER TO SUCH POLICYHOLDER WAS REASONABLY CLEAR;
  (3) FAILED TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN DENIAL OF A POLICYHOLDER'S CLAIM  WITH
A  FULL AND COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF SUCH DENIAL, INCLUDING REFERENCES TO
SPECIFIC POLICY PROVISIONS WHEREVER POSSIBLE;
  (4) FAILED TO MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION AND NOTIFY  THE  POLICYHOLDER
IN WRITING OF ITS POSITION ON BOTH LIABILITY FOR AND THE INSURER'S VALU-
ATION  OF  A  CLAIM  WITHIN  SIX MONTHS OF THE DATE ON WHICH IT RECEIVED
ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE OF THE LOSS UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00077-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A257A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4049
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2601-a, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7809, S5664

A257A - Summary

Establishes a civil private cause of action by a policyholder who has suffered unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer.

A257A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 257--A
                                                        Cal. No. 278

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEINSTEIN, ABINANTI, STECK, KAMINSKY -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Insurance -- reported and referred to
  the Committee on Codes -- reported from committee, advanced to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfair  claim  settle-
  ment practices

  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 2601-a
to read as follows:
  S 2601-A. UNFAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES; CIVIL REMEDY.    (A)  THE
HOLDER OF A POLICY ISSUED OR RENEWED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER SHALL HAVE
A  PRIVATE  RIGHT  OF  ACTION AGAINST ANY INSURER DOING BUSINESS IN THIS
STATE FOR DAMAGES AS PROVIDED IN THIS  SECTION  UPON  SUCH  POLICYHOLDER
PROVING  BY  A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT SUCH INSURER'S REFUSAL
TO PAY OR UNREASONABLE DELAY IN PAYMENT TO THE POLICYHOLDER  OF  AMOUNTS
CLAIMED  TO  BE  DUE  UNDER A POLICY WAS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED. AN
INSURER IS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED IN REFUSING TO PAY OR  IN  UNREA-
SONABLY DELAYING PAYMENT WHEN THE INSURER:
  (1)  FAILED  TO  PROVIDE  THE  POLICYHOLDER  WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION
CONCERNING POLICY PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE COVERAGE AT ISSUE;
  (2) FAILED TO EFFECTUATE IN GOOD FAITH A PROMPT,  FAIR  AND  EQUITABLE
SETTLEMENT  OF A CLAIM SUBMITTED BY SUCH POLICYHOLDER IN WHICH LIABILITY
OF SUCH INSURER TO SUCH POLICYHOLDER WAS REASONABLY CLEAR;
  (3) FAILED TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN DENIAL OF A POLICYHOLDER'S CLAIM  WITH
A  FULL AND COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF SUCH DENIAL, INCLUDING REFERENCES TO
SPECIFIC POLICY PROVISIONS WHEREVER POSSIBLE;
  (4) FAILED TO MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION AND NOTIFY  THE  POLICYHOLDER
IN WRITING OF ITS POSITION ON BOTH LIABILITY FOR AND THE INSURER'S VALU-

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assembly Bill A2881

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the superintendent of financial services to promulgate rules and regulations limiting the use of credit scores to determine automobile insurance premiums

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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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Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Jan 20, 2015 referred to insurance

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A2881 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3880
2011-2012: A5273
2009-2010: A10327, S6659

A2881 - Summary

Directs the superintendent of financial services to promulgate rules and regulations limiting the use of credit scores to determine automobile insurance premiums.

A2881 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2881

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE, ROBINSON, HOOPER -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M.  of  A.  COLTON,  LIFTON,  MAGEE  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to direct the superintendent of financial services to  promulgate
  rules and regulations relating to excluding the use of "credit scores"
  in determining auto insurance premiums

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the practice
of using "credit scores" to determine auto insurance premiums can result
in premium fluctuations that are difficult for consumers to  manage.  In
addition,  consumers  may not be aware of changes in their credit rating
and therefore would not have the information  they  needed  to  exercise
responsible  control  over  a  factor which could affect their insurance
rates.
  The  legislature further finds that a "credit score" comes from infor-
mation contained in consumer credit reports and is considered along with
other motor vehicle and driving records to compute insurance risk  at  a
particular  point  in time. Insurance scoring is predicated on a statis-
tical correlation between personal money management and insurance  risk.
Insurance  scoring  is one of many factors which can be used to evaluate
risks and assign rates.
  Accordingly, the legislature finds that, since  it  is  a  calculation
that  is  one of many used actuarial calculations it need not be a deci-
sive factor. It is the purpose of this act to direct the  superintendent
of  financial services to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary
to prohibit the use of this method of calculating  risk  in  the  formu-
lation  of  auto insurance premiums on policies held by residents of New
York.
  S 2. The superintendent of financial services shall review the actuar-
ial methods and formulas currently utilized to determine auto  insurance

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03695-01-5

assembly Bill A3407

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires a study of genetically modified organisms and cross pollination, the impact on wildlife, and the effect on human consumption

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to agriculture
Jan 22, 2015 referred to agriculture

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A3407 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8764A

A3407 - Summary

Requires a study of genetically modified organisms and cross pollination, the impact on wildlife, and the effect on human consumption; requires reporting and recommendations by department of agriculture and markets, DEC, and department of health.

A3407 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3407

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  TITONE, STECK, MARKEY, ZEBROWSKI, LUPINACCI,
  MAGNARELLI, CAHILL, BROOK-KRASNY, COLTON,  MOYA,  SIMANOWITZ,  HEVESI,
  BENEDETTO, OTIS, STIRPE, BRONSON, SKARTADOS, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M. of A. BRENNAN, CAMARA, COOK, CROUCH, GALEF, HOOPER, RIVERA,
  THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT requiring a study of genetically  modified  organisms  and  cross
  pollination,  the  impact  on  wildlife  and  the environment, and the
  effect on human consumption

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

  Section  1.    1.  (a) The department of agriculture and markets shall
study the impacts of growing genetically modified organisms  in  a  farm
environment  to ensure that genetically modified plants are safe to grow
and are not cross pollinating other crops. Such study shall also include
the impact of genetically modified organisms and its impact on the  cost
of food in New York state.
  (b)  The  department  of  environmental  conservation  shall study the
impacts of growing genetically modified organisms on  the  wildlife  and
environment of New York state.
  (c) The department of health shall study the impacts of human consump-
tion of genetically modified organisms.
  2.  While  conducting the studies required pursuant to subdivision one
of this section, the department of agriculture and markets, the  depart-
ment  of  environmental conservation, and the department of health shall
utilize the federal regulatory framework of genetically modified  organ-
isms  as a guide, and shall use studies which have been conducted by the
federal government as well  as  studies  conducted  by  New  York  state
universities, including the state's land grant institution.
  3.  The  studies  required pursuant to subdivision one of this section
shall run concurrently.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03801-01-5

assembly Bill A8359

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires sugar-sweetened food items and beverages to be labeled with a safety warning

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Aug 12, 2015 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A8359 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §204-e, Ag & Mkts L

A8359 - Summary

Requires sugar-sweetened food items and beverages to be labeled with a safety warning.

A8359 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8359

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  labeling of sugar-sweetened food items and beverages with warnings

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "sugar-sweetened food item and beverage safety warning act".
  S 2. The agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 204-e to read as follows:
  S  204-E.  LABELING  OF SUGAR-SWEETENED FOOD ITEMS AND SUGAR-SWEETENED
BEVERAGES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "BEVERAGE  CONTAINER"  MEANS  ANY  SEALED  OR  UNSEALED  CONTAINER
REGARDLESS OF SIZE OR SHAPE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE MADE OF
GLASS,  METAL,  PAPER,  PLASTIC, OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL OR COMBINATION OF
MATERIALS THAT IS USED OR INTENDED TO BE USED TO HOLD A  SUGAR-SWEETENED
BEVERAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL SALE TO A CONSUMER.
  (B)  "BEVERAGE DISPENSING MACHINE" MEANS ANY DEVICE THAT MIXES CONCEN-
TRATE WITH ANY ONE OR MORE OTHER INGREDIENTS, AND DISPENSES THE  RESULT-
ING MIXTURE INTO AN UNSEALED CONTAINER AS A READY-TO-DRINK BEVERAGE.
  (C) "CALORIC SWEETENER" MEANS ANY SUBSTANCE CONTAINING CALORIES, SUIT-
ABLE  FOR  HUMAN  CONSUMPTION,  THAT  HUMANS PERCEIVE AS SWEET AND SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SUCROSE, FRUCTOSE,  GLUCOSE,  AND  OTHER
SUGARS AND FRUIT JUICE CONCENTRATES.
  (D)  "CALORIC" MEANS A SUBSTANCE THAT ADDS CALORIES TO THE DIET OF THE
INDIVIDUAL WHO CONSUMES SUCH SUBSTANCE.
  (E) "CONCENTRATE" MEANS A SYRUP OR POWDER THAT IS USED OR INTENDED  TO
BE USED FOR MIXING, COMPOUNDING OR MAKING A SUGAR-SWEETENED FOOD ITEM OR
A SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGE.
  (F)  "CONSUMER"  MEANS  AN  INDIVIDUAL WHO PURCHASES A SUGAR-SWEETENED
FOOD ITEM OR SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGE FOR A PURPOSE OTHER THAN RESALE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11771-01-5

assembly Bill A8243

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Extends the bus rapid transit demonstration program for an additional five years

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Sep 25, 2015 enacting clause stricken
Jun 14, 2015 referred to transportation

A8243 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Part II §14, Chap 59 of 2010

A8243 - Summary

Extends the bus rapid transit demonstration program for an additional five years.

A8243 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8243

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN ACT to amend section 14 of part II of chapter 59 of the laws of 2010,
  amending the vehicle and traffic law and other laws relating to estab-
  lishing a bus rapid transit demonstration program to restrict the  use
  of  bus  lanes  by  means  of  bus  lane photo devices, in relation to
  extending the provisions thereof

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

  Section  1.  The opening paragraph of section 14 of part II of chapter
59 of the laws of 2010, amending the vehicle and traffic law  and  other
laws  relating to establishing a bus rapid transit demonstration program
to restrict the use of bus lanes by means of bus lane photo devices,  is
amended to read as follows:
  This  act  shall  take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law and shall expire [5] 10 years  after  such  effective  date
when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed;
and provided that any rules and regulations related to this act shall be
promulgated on or before such effective date, provided that:
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11681-01-5

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