A02837 Summary:

BILL NO    A02837 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Morelle (MS)

COSPNSR    Sweeney, Gottfried, Colton, Lupardo, Schroeder, Weinstein

MLTSPNSR   Boyland, Gunther, Magnarelli, McEneny

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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A02837 Actions:

BILL NO    A02837 

01/20/2011 referred to insurance
01/04/2012 referred to insurance
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A02837 Text:

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

                                         2837

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 20, 2011
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MORELLE, SWEENEY, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, LUPARDO,
         SCHROEDER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, GUNTHER,  MAGNAR-
         ELLI, McENENY, PHEFFER, TOWNS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee 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.
                                                                  LBD05716-01-1
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