Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain a policy. (HB722)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Individual health insurance coverage; elective.  Provides that a resident of the Commonwealth shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual health insurance coverage. This applies regardless of whether the person is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy or program provided by or through his employer or a plan sponsored by the Commonwealth or the federal government. The measure also states that no provision of Title 38.2 renders a resident liable for any penalty, assessment, fee, or fine as a result of his failure to procure or obtain health insurance coverage. Amends § 38.2-3430.1:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/04/2010: Merged into HB10


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103519D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2010Assigned C & L sub: #2
02/04/2010Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (HB10-Marshall, R.G.)
02/12/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB722)