Health insurance; coverage funded by localities. (SB451)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local government employee insurance programs.  Authorizes any locality to include in group life, accident, and health insurance programs offered to its officers and employees, and to employees of the locality's boards, commissions, agencies, and authorities, any person to whom coverage could be extended under the provision of the Code that sets out who may be covered under a private group accident and sickness insurance policy. Amends § 15.2-1517, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/13/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103705D
  • 01/13/2010 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/02/2010 Reported from Local Government (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/08/2010 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/09/2010 Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2010 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/17/2010 Read first time
  • 02/17/2010 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 02/22/2010 Assigned CC & T sub: #2
  • 02/25/2010 Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 6-N)
  • 03/14/2010 Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


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 2 minutes.


Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This legislation is a form of "home rule" legislation that would expand the ability of local governments to determine, as employers, what benefits they want to extend to their employees.