Health insurance; prescription drug formularies, notices. (HB308)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; prescription drugs; formularies. Requires any health insurer, corporation providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts, or health maintenance organization that applies a formulary to prescription drug benefits provided under its policy, contract, or plan to provide 60 days' prior written notice to each insured, subscriber, enrollee, participant, beneficiary, or other individual covered under the policy, contract, or plan of a modification to the formulary that results in the movement of a prescription drug to a tier with higher cost-sharing requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101683D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2014Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB308)
01/23/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB308)
01/28/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104480D-H1
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Read second time
02/04/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104480D-H1
02/04/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB308H1
02/05/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2014Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Placed on Calendar
02/24/2014Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB308H1)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB308ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/27/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB308ER)
02/28/2014Signed by President
03/24/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 272 (effective 7/1/14)
03/24/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0272)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.