The Amputee Coalition will be continuing efforts to pass AB3086 in 2019. Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-100) has agreed to once again champion Insurance Fairness. We are actively seeking advocates to support efforts to pass the legislation.
Prior to the 2019 introduction, the New York State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2018 Legislative Session, which saw introduction in both chambers. AB2212 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Insurance Committee, where it did not receive consideration. Also, its companion SB2080 was introduced and referred to the Senate Insurance Committee, but did not receive any consideration.
State Government Information
The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor is not limited to the number of terms they can serve. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The New York Division of Insurance is housed in the Department of Financial Services. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Division provides information about insurance coverage and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: