Health benefit plans; large and small employers. (HB58)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 29 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham), Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health benefit plans; large and small employers. Deletes provisions that as of January 1, 2016, changed the definition of a "large employer," for purposes of a group health plan or health insurance coverage, from an employer who employed an average of more than 50 employees to an employer who employed more than 100 employees during the preceding calendar year. The definition of "small employer" is correspondingly revised to include employers who employ an average of 50 or fewer employees, which prior to January 1, 2016, was the threshold for delineating large employers from small employers. The measure has an emergency clause. The measure is a recommendation of the Health Insurance Reform Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2015Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 16101586D
12/03/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/07/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB58)
01/14/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2016Read first time
01/15/2016Taken up for immediate consideration
01/15/2016Constitutional readings dispensed (97-Y 0-N)
01/15/2016VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2016Engrossed by House
01/15/2016Passed House (97-Y 0-N)
01/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/18/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2016Read second time
01/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB58ER)
01/19/2016Signed by Speaker
01/19/2016Signed by President
01/20/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 1/20/2016
01/20/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
01/20/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB58ER)
01/26/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1 (effective 1/26/16)
01/26/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0001)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB344.