Health benefit plans; coverage for hormonal contraceptives. (HB2267)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Health benefit plans; coverage for hormonal contraceptives. Requires any health benefit plan that is amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2017, that provides coverage for hormonal contraceptives to cover up to a 12-month supply of hormonal contraceptives when dispensed or furnished at one time for a covered person or at a location licensed or otherwise authorized to dispense drugs or supplies. Such a plan is prohibited, in the absence of clinical contraindications, from imposing utilization controls or other forms of medical management limiting the supply of hormonal contraceptives that may be dispensed or furnished by a provider or pharmacy, or at a location licensed or otherwise authorized to dispense drugs or supplies, to an amount that is less than a 12-month supply. The measure does not require a provider to prescribe, furnish, or dispense 12 months of self-administered hormonal contraceptives at one time. The measure also provides that it shall not be construed to exclude coverage for hormonal contraceptives as prescribed by a provider for reasons other than contraceptive purposes, such as decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer or eliminating symptoms of menopause, or for contraception that is necessary to preserve the life or health of an enrollee. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Committee
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102420D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB2267)
02/02/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105099D-H1
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105099D-H1
02/06/2017Pending question ordered
02/06/2017Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. rejected
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2267H1
02/07/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB2267H1)
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (94-Y 1-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Enrolled
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2267ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/01/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB2267H1)
03/01/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB2267ER)
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 716 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0716)

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF ANN CREIGHTON COLLAR BRODER. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 869 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF ANTHONY PEARLY TUCKER, JR. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 871 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF W. ALVIN HUDSON, JR. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 873 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MARY JONES BALDWIN. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 875 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE HONORABLE JOHN C. MILLER.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM HAMPTON, SENATOR LOCKE. MR. PRESIDENT, COULD HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 875 BE REMOVED FROM THE BLOCK.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HJR 875 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

[Unknown]: HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 881 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF PAUL BANKIT. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 892 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF HOMER CONSTANTINE ELIADES. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 893 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CARROLL RAY HAWKES. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 897 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF EUGENE H. FARLEY, JR. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 898 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF PATRICIA ANN THOMAS-SEMONIAN. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 899 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF LUCIEN E. CONEIN. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 902 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF WAYNE F. GEISERT. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 905 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE REVEREND WON SANG LEE. MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY. COULD HJR 905 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HJR WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 910 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE HONORABLE FRANK MEDICO. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY.

Comments

ACLU-VA Women's Rights and Reproductive Freedom, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports HB2286, which would allow women to receive a full year’s supply of birth control at one time. For many women, whether they work multiple jobs, lack reliable transportation, or live in a remote area of the Commonwealth, receiving only 30 or 90 days of contraception at a time can be an obstacle to effective use. Most women receive only one month of birth control pills at one time, forcing them to return to the pharmacy monthly, and often only within the time period allotted by their insurance. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that a year’s supply of birth control be dispensed at one time. Virginia women should have access to best practices when it comes to contraception and reducing unintended pregnancy.