Mental Retardation Medicaid Waiver, etc.; elimination of waiting lists. (SB1501)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medicaid; eliminate MR and IFDDS Waiver waiting lists. Requires that the waiting lists for the Mental Retardation Medicaid Waiver and the Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities and Support Medicaid Waiver be eliminated by the end of the 2016-2018 biennium. Any reduction required during the current biennium is contingent upon an increase in the percentage in federal Medicaid funding received as part of a federal stimulus package. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 094117201
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/30/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1501)
02/04/2009Reported from Finance with substitute (9-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 092913212-S1
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092913212-S1
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1501S1
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2009Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1501S1)
02/20/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/23/2009Reported from Appropriations with substitute (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 093293201-H1
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093293201-H1
02/25/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1501H1
02/25/2009Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House substitute rejected by Senate (13-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House insisted on substitute
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Cox, Hamilton, Joannou
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Barker, Hanger, Northam
02/28/2009Conference substitute printed 093298201-S2
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1501ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1501ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 303 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.