Medicaid; JLARC to study the Commonwealth's program. (HJ637)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), and Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; JLARC; Commonwealth's Medicaid program; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the Commonwealth's Medicaid program. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) analyze the impact of major cost drivers on the growth of Medicaid program expenditures; (ii) identify highest-cost Medicaid recipients and services and assess whether opportunities exist to improve the cost-effectiveness of health care delivery; (iii) examine the efficiency of the administration of the Commonwealth's Medicaid program, including financial processes and controls and the recovery of third-party payments, and review the implementation status of recommendations made in 2011 JLARC report on improper payments and other reports related to improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; (iv) identify evidence-based practices and strategies that have been successfully adopted in other states and that could be used in the Commonwealth to provide cost-effective care, strengthen patient outcomes, and maximize the efficiency and integrity of internal processes; and (v) review other relevant issues and make recommendations as appropriate. JLARC shall complete its work by November 30, 2016. Read the Bill »


02/24/2015: Passed the Senate


  • 01/14/2015 Committee
  • 01/14/2015 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101724D
  • 01/14/2015 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 01/20/2015 Assigned Rules sub: Studies
  • 01/22/2015 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
  • 02/06/2015 Reported from Rules with amendments (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2015 Taken up
  • 02/09/2015 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/09/2015 Engrossed by House as amended HJ637E
  • 02/09/2015 Printed as engrossed 15101724D-E
  • 02/09/2015 Agreed to by House (70-Y 23-N)
  • 02/09/2015 VOTE: ADOPTION (70-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2015 Reading waived
  • 02/10/2015 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 02/20/2015 Reported from Rules with substitute
  • 02/20/2015 Committee substitute printed 15105177D-S1
  • 02/23/2015 Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/24/2015 Read third time
  • 02/24/2015 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/24/2015 Committee substitute agreed to 15105177D-S1
  • 02/24/2015 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ637S1
  • 02/24/2015 Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
  • 02/24/2015 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/25/2015 Senate substitute rejected by House 15105177D-S1 (23-Y 75-N)
  • 02/25/2015 VOTE: ADOPTION (23-Y 75-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/25/2015 Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
  • 02/25/2015 Senate substitute rejected by House 15105177D-S1 (25-Y 74-N)
  • 02/25/2015 VOTE: REJECTED #2 (25-Y 74-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/26/2015 Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/26/2015 Senate requested conference committee
  • 02/26/2015 House acceded to request
  • 02/26/2015 Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/26/2015 Delegates: Landes, Massie, Spruill
  • 02/26/2015 Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/26/2015 Senators: Hanger, Obenshain, Dance
  • 02/26/2015 C Amended by conference committee
  • 02/26/2015 Conference substitute printed 15105613D-H1
  • 02/27/2015 Conference report agreed to by Senate
  • 02/27/2015 Conference report agreed to by House (76-Y 21-N)
  • 02/27/2015 VOTE: ADOPTION (76-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/27/2015 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ637ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.