STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 11, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
AN ACT temporarily suspending medical and student debt collection during
the COVID-19 covered period
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. For the purposes of this act, "COVID-19 covered period"
2 means March 7, 2020 until the date on which none of the provisions that
3 closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of
4 public accommodation, or required postponement or cancellation of all
5 non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason in
6 executive orders 202.3, 202.4, 202.5, 202.6, 202.7, 202.8, 202.10,
7 202.11, 202.13 or 202.14, as extended by executive orders 202.28 and
8 202.31 and as further extended by any future executive order, issued in
9 response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to apply in the county of the
10 insurer or debtors residence.
11 § 2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
12 collection of medical and student debt owed to the state of New York and
13 referred to the office of the attorney general for collection will be
14 temporarily suspended to the end of COVID-19 covered period.
15 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.