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2022 End of Session Update

The 2022 legislative session recently concluded, so we wanted to send an update on specific issues of importance.  While the session began remote and concluded in person, the final numbers show that it was one of the busiest legislative sessions in decades.  The pace at which legislation passed was on a level not seen since 1995, which was over 25 years ago. All told, the Assembly and Senate passed 1,007 bills.  This compares to 892 bills passed in 2021, which was record breaking at the time. The majority of the bills that passed both houses are still awaiting review and signature by the Governor.

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2022 End of Session Update

Thursday, June 2 was the last scheduled day of New York’s 2022 legislative session. Both houses ran into Friday, June 3 before officially concluding all their business. The Senate finished at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, while the Assembly returned for another full day of session on June 3 and will adjourn at some point during the day, likely in the early morning hours.

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Opioid Bill Passes Senate and Assembly!

We are pleased to announce that our coalition conservative care bill (opioid bill), A273 sponsored by Assemblymember Gottfried and S4640 sponsored by Senator Rivera, has passed both the Assembly and the Senate! The bill now heads to the governor’s office for review. We will be heavily advocating for her to sign the bill into law.

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Bill Introduced in Senate to Provide Full Chiropractic Coverage in Medicare

Use the link below to contact your Representative and Senator to ask them to sign on to support this important legislation.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill, S. 4042, to modernize Medicare coverage and better meet the needs of today’s seniors by increasing access to services provided by doctors of chiropractic. An identical bipartisan-supported bill in the House currently has 130 cosponsors.

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FY 2022-2023 Final Budget

After weeks of intense negotiations, New York State has enacted a final budget for 2022 - 2023. The Governor announced the framework of the budget deal late Thursday afternoon, and the Senate and Assembly are in the process of passing the final budget bills, which will be completed late tonight or tomorrow. 

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Assembly and Senate One-House Budget Proposals

Over the weekend, the Assembly and Senate released their one-house budget proposals. Today, each house will vote today on resolutions, which memorialize their one-house budget proposals.

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Lobbying Update Mar 2022

The co-chairs of the Legislative Committee wanted to provide a legislative update on NYSCA’s legislative activities in Albany. Our Legislative Committee has been actively working with our government affairs attorney on several legislative priorities for the Association.

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Telehealth Bill Re-passed in the New York State Assembly

This just in! The Telehealth bill A7369 (Gottfried) / S7130 (Rivera) that would add chiropractors and several other provider groups to the list of those authorized to provide telehealth services in New York has passed the Assembly!

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Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2022 - 2023 Proposed State Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her inaugural State Budget address this morning. Coming in at a brisk 16 minutes, the $216 billion State Budget is starkly different from the 2021- 2022 budget.

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Lobbying Update Feb 2021 - Scope

As you may be aware, in New York there a two-year legislative cycle. As this year is the start of a new legislative cycle, we have new bill numbers for our scope modernization bill. In addition, due to changes in the Assembly, we have a new Assembly sponsor.

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2020 Government & Legislative Update

The Senate and Assembly returned to session this week to address legislation specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Committee meetings were held remotely in both houses on Tuesday, and then session was held on Wednesday and Thursday.  

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Lobbying Update Feb 2020

The NYSCA, in conjunction with the acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist and occupational therapists, continues to work on legislation that recommends consideration of conservative care treatments, including chiropractic prior to prescribing opioid analgesics for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  

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Governor Cuomo’s 2020 - 2021 Proposed State Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his proposed 2020 - 2021 State Budget presentation today.  The budget address highlighted many of the priorities that the Governor had laid out in his State of the State address two weeks ago. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

The 2020 legislative session officially kicked off today with the Governor’s State of the State address.  In advance of the address, the Governor spent the previous few weeks previewing 34 of the proposals included in his address today. They include everything from: lowering prescription drug prices for all New Yorkers; a focus on workforce training and development to infrastructure improvements like the redevelopment of Penn Station and introducing high speed rail in New York; gun control proposals; and passing an equal rights amendment in the State constitution.

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New York Primary Election Results

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 was election day in New York. There were many races to watch during these 2018 elections. All four statewide elected officials, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller, were up for election as well as all 213 seats of the New York State Legislature. There were also elections for a U.S. Senate seat as well as all 27 U.S. House of Representative seats in New York.

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