Health insurance, basic; increasing availability thereof in State. (SB1411)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Availability of basic health insurance. Allows health insurers to offer and sell group health insurance policies or contracts that do not include state mandated health insurance benefits to employers with 50 or fewer employees if the employer has not offered health insurance coverage to its employees during the preceding six months. Such a group policy or contract may include any, or none, of the state-mandated health benefits as the health insurer and the qualified small employer agree. The measure also provides that a person that obtained a certificate of public need for a medical care facility subject to an agreement to provide charity care may satisfy such conditions by making direct payments to an entity that is authorized to receive payments satisfying charity care conditions or to a private nonprofit foundation that funds basic health insurance coverage to indigents pursuant to a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health. Finally, the measure states that a health insurance policy or subscription contract may include caps or limits on the total annual or lifetime benefits provided thereunder at specified dollar amounts. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Presented and ordered printed 090138348
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/02/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 090199348-S1
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090199348-S1
02/05/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1411S1
02/06/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 090236348-H1
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090236348-H1
02/24/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1411H1
02/24/2009Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Title replaced 090236348-H1
03/09/2009Enrolled
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1411ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendations #1,2,3,4,13 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #5 (12-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #6 (13-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #7 (14-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #8 (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #9 (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #10 (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #11 (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #12 (16-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Amendments specific and severable
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation amendments #'s 1-4, 8-11 and 13 (98-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/08/2009Passed by temporarily
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation amendments #'s 1-4, 8-11 and 13 (94-Y 4-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/08/2009Reenrolled
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB1411ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (SB1411ER2)
04/14/2009Reenrolled
05/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 877 (effective 7/1/09)
05/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0877)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2024.

Comments

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Virginia Interfaith Center opposes this bill.