Health services plans; effects of actions of other states. (SB1405)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health services plans; effects of actions of other states. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to conduct a proceeding or examination to review and evaluate the effect of a law or other regulatory action of another state that requires a health services plan operating in the Commonwealth to distribute or reduce its surplus or to provide a program or benefits for the residents of the other state. Currently the SCC may, but is not required to, conduct such a proceeding or examination only when another state enacts a law providing a program or benefits for the residents of the other state. The measure authorizes the SCC, if it finds that the other state's action is harmful to the interests of residents of the Commonwealth, to (i) prohibit the health services plan from distributing or reducing its surplus for the benefit of residents of another state or the District of Columbia or (ii) take any other action the SCC finds necessary to protect the interests of the residents of the Commonwealth. The measure also states that a health services plan shall not distribute or reduce its surplus pursuant to a law of or regulatory action taken in another jurisdiction except with the approval of the SCC. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/22/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103866D
01/22/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB1405)
02/02/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104595D-S1
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104595D-S1
02/05/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1405S1
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2015Referred from General Laws
02/12/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB1405S1)
02/17/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read second time
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2015Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Emergency clause added
02/25/2015Enrolled
02/25/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1405ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB1405ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 520 (effective 3/23/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0520)