Health benefit exchanges; regulation of navigators. (HB1043)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health benefit exchanges; regulation of navigators. Requires navigators, on and after September 1, 2014, to be registered with the State Corporation Commission, in addition to being certified by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The Commission shall register an individual if the applicant's character and general fitness warrant belief that he will act fairly, in the public interest, and in accordance with law. An applicant shall provide a criminal history record report. The bill authorizes the Commission to examine and investigate persons engaged in navigator activities. The Commission may determine whether the federal standards and qualifications for navigators are sufficient to ensure that navigators can perform their required duties. If the Commission finds that they are not, it is required to make a good faith effort to work in cooperation with the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to propose improvements. If the standards remain insufficient, the Commission is required to establish standards and qualifications to ensure that navigators can perform the required duties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103161D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/17/2014Referred from Courts of Justice
01/17/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2014Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB1043)
01/23/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB1043)
01/23/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB1043)
01/28/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1043ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB1043ER)
03/07/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 769 (effective 7/1/14)
04/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)


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 2 minutes.