Bill Text: NY A03316 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Ensures that temporary protected status beneficiaries continue to receive Medicaid benefits if the federal government ends the program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 49-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-06 - reported referred to ways and means [A03316 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03316-Introduced.html


                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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