Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (SB464)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals from the date of diagnosis until they reach 10 years of age.  This requirement does not apply to individual or small group policies, contracts, or plans, and will not apply to the state employees' health insurance plan until July 1, 2015. Amends § 38.2-3418.16, § 38.2-4319, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103458D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Committee substitute printed 10105054D-S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105054D-S1
02/16/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2010Amendments by Senator Wagner rejected (19-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Amendments by Senator Wagner reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Amendments by Senator Wagner rejected (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB464S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2010Assigned C & L sub: #1
02/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB464S1)
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (10-Y 0-N)
03/14/2010Left in Commerce and Labor

Video

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 34 minutes.