Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; individuals in health maintenance organizations. (HB831)

Introduced By

Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan. Requires that, insofar as feasible, individuals eligible for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan must be enrolled in health maintenance organizations. The bill modifies the present requirement that the health care benefits provided under FAMIS must be through the existing Department of Medical Assistance Services' contracts with health maintenance organizations and other providers, or through new contracts with HMOs, health insurance plans, or other entities or through employer-sponsored health insurance. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067908316
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/31/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
01/31/2006Committee substitute printed 060491552-H1
02/01/2006Read first time
02/02/2006Read second time
02/02/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060491552-H1
02/02/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB831H1
02/03/2006Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Communicated to Senate
02/06/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB831H1)
02/16/2006Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB831ER)
02/28/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB831ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 428 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)