MEWA; increases number of residents employed at bank who may receive accident & sickness benefits. (SB591)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; multiple employer welfare arrangements.  Increases, from 50 to 250, the maximum number of Virginia residents employed at a bank that is a member of a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) who may receive accident and sickness benefits under the MEWA without disqualifying the MEWA from its exemption from provisions of the Commonwealth's insurance laws. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104172D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2012Impact statement from SCC (SB591)
02/06/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB591E
02/09/2012Printed as engrossed 12104172D-E
02/10/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Impact statement from SCC (SB591E)
02/23/2012Read second time
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB591ER)
02/29/2012Impact statement from SCC (SB591ER)
02/29/2012Signed by President
02/29/2012Signed by Speaker
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 589 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0589)


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 35 seconds.