Health Insurance Reform Commission; power and duties, upon request assess proposed mandated DLS. (HB2026)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health Insurance Reform Commission. Requires the Division of Legislative Services to provide legal, research, policy analysis, and other staffing services to the Health Insurance Reform Commission (Commission). Staffing for the Commission is currently provided by the Bureau of Insurance of the State Corporation Commission (Bureau) and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC). The Bureau and JLARC continue to be responsible for assessing aspects of legislative measures that propose to mandate coverage for a new health insurance benefit or provider. The measure charges the Bureau and JLARC with providing the Commission with annual assessments of the implications of the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on residents of the Commonwealth, businesses operating within the Commonwealth, and the general fund of the Commonwealth. The measure also revises the process by which assessments will be conducted of proposals for new mandated benefits or providers. The measure clarifies that the Commission may assess, but is not required to assess, a legislative measure if it has conducted an assessment of an identical or substantially similar legislative measure within the preceding three years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103501D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2026)
02/06/2015Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104740D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104740D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2026H1
02/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2026H1)
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/20/2015Reported from Rules (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2026ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2026ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 698 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0698)


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 1 minute.