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S01809 Summary:

BILL NOS01809
 
SAME ASSAME AS A03316
 
SPONSORRIVERA
 
COSPNSRHOYLMAN, JACKSON, LIU, MYRIE, PERSAUD, RAMOS, SALAZAR, STAVISKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
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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S01809 Actions:

BILL NOS01809
 
01/16/2019REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S01809 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1809
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 16, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed 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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