Group health insurance policies; policies sold to small employer to include mammogram coverage, etc. (SB477)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Group health insurance policies; small employers.  Clarifies that group accident and sickness policies and contracts sold to a small employer are required to include coverage for mammograms, pap smears, PSA testing, and colorectal cancer screening. The measure reconciles an inconsistency in 2009 legislation that arose when it was amended at the Governor's request during the reconvened session to require such policies to include these four mandated procedures. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100728D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB477)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read second time
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB477ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/03/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB477ER)
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 155 (effective 7/1/10)
03/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0155)