Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain a policy. (SB417)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Individual health insurance coverage; requirement to obtain.  Provides that a resident of the Commonwealth shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage. This applies regardless of whether the person has or 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102154D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Read second time
01/28/2010Reading of amendment waived
01/28/2010Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB417E
01/28/2010Printed as engrossed 10102154D-E
01/29/2010Passed by for the day
02/01/2010Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB417E)
02/12/2010Read third time
02/12/2010Passed House (66-Y 29-N)
02/12/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (66-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB417ER)
02/17/2010Signed by Speaker
02/18/2010Signed by President
02/19/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB417ER)
03/01/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/02/2010Placed on Calendar
03/02/2010Passed by for the day
03/03/2010Passed by for the day
03/04/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Passed by for the day
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Enacted, Chapter 108 (effective 7/1/09)
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Motion to reconsider passed by for the day agreed to
03/10/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (90-Y 3-N)
03/10/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (90-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/10/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB417ER2)
03/10/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/10/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
03/10/2010Enacted, Chapter 108 (effective 7/1/10)
03/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0108)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.