Health Insurance Reform Commission; established, sunset provision, report. (HB2138)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health Insurance Reform Commission created. Establishes the Health Insurance Reform Commission as a legislative commission. The duties of the Commission will include monitoring the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; determining whether Virginia should establish a state-run health benefit exchange; recommending what health benefits should be required to be included within the scope of the essential health benefits provided under health insurance products offered in the Commonwealth; and developing recommendations to increase access to health insurance coverage, ensure that the costs of health insurance coverage are reasonable, and encourage a robust market for health insurance products. The measure also repeals the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102731D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2013Referred from Rules
01/22/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2138)
01/24/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13104081D-H1
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2138H1)
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104081D-H1
01/29/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2138H1
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (65-Y 32-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/14/2013Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13105277D-S1
02/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105277D-S1
02/19/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2138S1
02/19/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate substitute rejected by House 13105277D-S1 (0-Y 93-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Ruff, Saslaw, McDougle
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Byron, Kilgore, Lewis
02/23/2013Conference substitute printed 13105491D-H2
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (65-Y 32-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2138ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/07/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2138ER)
03/23/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 709 (effective 7/1/13)
03/23/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.