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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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