Health insurance; State to support federal efforts to encourage pooling thereof. (SB487)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Liaison Office; association health plans. Directs the Virginia Liaison Office to work with members of the Virginia Congressional delegation and federal executive branch agencies to develop, support, and enact legislation, such as the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005, that provides for the establishment and governance of group health plans sponsored by trade, industry, professional, chamber of commerce, or similar business associations, referred to as association health plans, if such plans remain subject to Virginia law. The Office is required to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly by October 1 the status of federal legislation and activities relating to association health plans. Amends § 2.2-302.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062613832
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006Read second time
01/20/2006Recommitted to General Laws and Technology
01/25/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Committee substitute printed 065358832-S1
01/27/2006Read second time
01/27/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065358832-S1
01/27/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB487S1
01/30/2006Passed by for the day
01/31/2006Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 17-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (20-Y 17-N)
01/31/2006Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Passed Senate (22-Y 15-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (22-Y 15-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to House
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB487S1)
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Rules
02/22/2006Reported from Rules with amendments (14-Y 1-N)
02/23/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Passed by for the day
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2006Engrossed by House as amended
02/27/2006Passed House with amendments (70-Y 30-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 30-N)
03/01/2006House amendments agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (30-Y 10-N)
03/08/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB487ER)
03/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB487ER)
03/09/2006Signed by President
03/09/2006Signed by Speaker
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 910 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB487ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0910)