A01769 Summary:

BILL NO    A01769 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Morelle (MS)

COSPNSR    Sweeney, Gottfried, Colton, Peralta, Lupardo, Schroeder

MLTSPNSR   Alfano, Boyland, Gunther, Magnarelli, McEneny, Pheffer, Towns,
           Weinstein

Add S2616, Ins L

Prohibits insurance companies from denying or cancelling life and disability
coverage based upon genetic information about an insured or a family member of
the insured; prohibits them from requesting genetic information about an
insured or family member of an insured.
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A01769 Actions:

BILL NO    A01769 

01/12/2009 referred to insurance
01/06/2010 referred to insurance
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A01769 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1769

                              2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 12, 2009
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MORELLE, SWEENEY, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, PERALTA,
         LUPARDO, SCHROEDER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ALFANO,  BOYLAND,
         GUNTHER,  MAGNARELLI,  McENENY, PHEFFER, TOWNS, WEINSTEIN -- read once
         and referred to the Committee on Insurance

       AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting  discrimi-
         nation based upon genetic characteristics

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  2616
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S  2616.  ELIGIBILITY  FOR  LIFE  AND  DISABILITY INSURANCE BASED UPON
    4  GENETIC TESTING. (A) NO POLICY OF LIFE OR DISABILITY INSURANCE, OR GROUP
    5  LIFE OR DISABILITY INSURANCE OR RENEWALS THEREOF,  SHALL  BE  DENIED  OR
    6  CANCELED  BY  THE  INSURER,  OR  THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH POLICY
    7  ALTERED BY THE INSURER, SOLELY ON  THE  BASIS  OF  ANY  GENETIC  TESTING
    8  PERFORMED ON THE INSURED OR APPLICANT, OR A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE INSURED
    9  OR APPLICANT.
   10    (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "GENETIC TESTING" SHALL HAVE THE
   11  SAME  MEANING  AS  DEFINED IN SECTION SEVENTY-NINE-L OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS
   12  LAW.
   13    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04127-01-9
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