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. Amends § 38.2-3420, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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