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A03316 Summary:

BILL NOA03316
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01809
 
SPONSORSolages (MS)
 
COSPNSRGottfried, Jaffee, Rosenthal L, Cahill, Barron, D'Urso, Simon, Vanel, Mosley, De La Rosa, Davila, Arroyo, Blake, Rozic, Perry, Williams, Colton, Weprin, Jean-Pierre, Dickens, Crespo, Ortiz, Lavine, Bichotte, Rivera, Dinowitz, Pichardo, Peoples-Stokes, Richardson, Taylor, Epstein, Cruz, Lifton, Hevesi, Sayegh, Joyner, Reyes, Hyndman, Carroll, Glick, Dilan, Niou, Simotas, Rodriguez, Fernandez
 
MLTSPNSRCook, DenDekker, Lentol
 
Add 364-k, Soc Serv L
 
Ensures that temporary protected status beneficiaries continue to receive Medicaid benefits if the federal government ends the program.
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A03316 Actions:

BILL NOA03316
 
01/29/2019referred to health
03/06/2019reported referred to ways and means
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A03316 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3316
 
SPONSOR: Solages (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to ensuring that temporary protected status beneficiaries continue to receive Medicaid benefits   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Section 1. 1. The Social services law is amended by adding a new section 364-k to read as follows: S 364-k. Temporary protected status beneficiary's bene- fits. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall not cancel, suspend or rescind medical assistance benefits issued to a temporary protected status beneficiary if the federal government ends the designation of temporary protected status for that individual's country or origin. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall extend eligibility for medical assistance benefits to individuals formerly granted temporary protected status if they meet all require- ments other than the requirements related to immigration status. 3. Notwithstanding any provision of law, the department shall not cancel, suspend or rescind medical assistance benefits issued to indi- viduals enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program when the program is ended by the federal government. 4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall extend eligibility for medical assistance benefits to individuals formerly enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood arrivals program if they meet all requirements other than the requirements related to immigration status. Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Many people mistakenly think an immigrant must have a "green card"(formally called a "lawful permanent resident") or be a refugee, in order to be eligible for Medicaid. This is not true, at least not in New York State. Thanks to the New York State Constitution and a 2001 deci- sion of New York's highest court in a case called Aliessa v. Noveilo, many (but not all) immigrants who do not have "green cards" are eligible for Medicaid in New York State. Their Medicaid is paid for by the State exclusively, without any federal contribution, but that does not affect the immigrant. The Medicaid they have is the same. Immigrants who do not have a green card (permanent resident alien formally known as the "qual- ified alien category") but who are permanently residing under color of law (PRUCOL) are eligible for full Medicaid in New York State. The New York State Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries are deeply integrated into the economic and social life of New York State. The New York State working class consists of 3,700 TPS Haitian workers. $262.9 million dollars would be lost from state GDP annually without Haitian workers who hold TPS. 47.7 percent of Haitian workers with TPS work in health care and social assistance. Each year in New York City TPS recipients from Haiti account for a scorching $91 million dollars in income. The New York State working consists of 13,500 11'S Salvadorans workers. $958.3 million would be lost from state GDP annually without Salvadoran workers who hold TPS. 19.9 percent of Salvadoran workers with TPS work in accommodation and food services; 15.6 percent work in manufacturing; and 11.7 percent work in administrative and support and waste management services. Each year in New York City TPS recipients from El Salvador account for approximately $104 million dollars in income. The New York State working class consists of 3,800 TPS Honduran workers. $271.3 million would be lost from state GDP annually without Honduran workers who hold TPS. 21.3 percent of Honduran workers with TPS work in construction. Each year in New York City TPS recipients from Honduras account for $64 million in income. (TPS) residents have lived in the U.S for an average of 15 years. (TPS) vast majority are from Haiti, El Salvador, and Honduras. New York State TPS holders total population consist of 5,200 Haitians, 16,200 Salvado- rans, and 4,600 Hondurans. It is imperative that the department shall not cancel, suspend or rescind Medicaid benefits issued to a temporary protected status beneficiary in reference to the numbers.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A10607 2017-2018 Legislative Session   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A03316 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3316
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. SOLAGES, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE, L. ROSENTHAL, CAHILL,
          BARRON,  D'URSO,  SIMON,  VANEL,  MOSLEY,  DE LA ROSA, DAVILA, ARROYO,
          BLAKE, ROZIC, PERRY, WILLIAMS, COLTON, WEPRIN,  JEAN-PIERRE,  DICKENS,
          CRESPO,  ORTIZ, HYNDMAN, LAVINE, BICHOTTE, RIVERA, DINOWITZ, PICHARDO,
          PEOPLES-STOKES, RICHARDSON -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  COOK,
          EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law, in relation to ensuring that
          temporary protected status beneficiaries continue to receive  Medicaid
          benefits
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
     2  364-k to read as follows:
     3    §  364-k.  Temporary  protected  status  beneficiary's  benefits.   1.
     4  Notwithstanding any other provision of law,  the  department  shall  not
     5  cancel,  suspend  or  rescind  medical  assistance  benefits issued to a
     6  temporary protected status beneficiary if the  federal  government  ends
     7  the  designation  of  temporary  protected  status for that individual's
     8  country of origin.
     9    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,  the  department  shall
    10  extend  eligibility  for  medical  assistance  benefits  to  individuals
    11  formerly granted temporary protected status if they  meet  all  require-
    12  ments other than the requirements related to immigration status.
    13    3.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law, the department shall
    14  not cancel, suspend or rescind medical  assistance  benefits  issued  to
    15  individuals  enrolled  in  the  federal  deferred  action  for childhood
    16  arrivals program when the program is ended by the federal government.
    17    4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,  the  department  shall
    18  extend  eligibility  for  medical  assistance  benefits  to  individuals
    19  formerly enrolled in the federal deferred action for childhood  arrivals
    20  program  if  they  meet  all  requirements  other  than the requirements
    21  related to immigration status.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05353-01-9
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