BILL NO A06357
SAME AS S04294
MLTSPNSR Giglio, Hooper, Magee
Amd S117, Soc Serv L
Imposes a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for medical
assistance; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate any and all
rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A6357
SPONSOR: Schimminger (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to imposing a ninety day residency requirement for eligibility for
PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: This bill would impose a ninety-day state
residency requirement for eligibility for Medicaid program services.
New York has one of the most generous Medicaid programs in the United
States. People from other states have taken advantage of this state's
generosity towards it residents and purposefully moved to New York sole-
ly for the benefit of its charitable social programs. Imposing a nine-
ty-day state residency requirement before allowing individuals to quali-
fy for New York's Medicaid program would discourage individuals from
moving to the state solely for the purpose of receiving Medicaid while
preserving Medicaid services for the people who have made New York their
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Amends Sec. 117 of the Social Services Law by adding a new
subdivision 4 to impose a ninety-day state residency requirement for
eligibility for Medicaid.
Section 2 - Effective date.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-2014: A.2029/S.1125; 2011-2012:
A.2343/S.1814; 2009-2010: A.6779/S.6863; 2007-2008: A.4672; 2005-2006:
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Yet to be determined. Cost savings to both coun-
ties and the State are expected.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twenti-
eth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately the
Commissioner of Health is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and
regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement this act
on its effective date on or before such date.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
March 20, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. SCHIMMINGER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
GIGLIO, HOOPER, MAGEE -- read once and referred to the Committee on
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to imposing a nine-
ty day residency requirement for eligibility for medical assistance
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 117 of the social services law is amended by adding
2 a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
3 4. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of the foregoing subdi-
4 visions of this section or any other provision of law, for the purposes
5 of eligibility for medical assistance pursuant to title eleven of arti-
6 cle five of this chapter or any successor provisions thereof, no person
7 shall be eligible therefor unless such person shall have been ninety
8 days or more a resident of this state.
9 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
10 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately the commissioner of
11 health is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and
12 take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its effective
13 date on or before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.