Health benefits exchanges; abortion coverage not permitted. (HB2147)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health benefits exchanges; abortion coverage not permitted.  Prohibits any qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through a health benefits exchange established or operating in the Commonwealth pursuant to federal health care reform legislation from providing coverage for abortions. Read the Bill »


02/17/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103008D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2147)
01/21/2011Assigned C & L sub: #1
02/01/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 5-N)
02/03/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossment reconsidered by House
02/07/2011Passed by temporarily
02/07/2011Committee amendment reconsidered
02/07/2011Committee amendment rejected
02/07/2011Amendment by Delegate Rust agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB2147E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11103008D-E
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (60-Y 36-N 2-A)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 36-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2011Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.