Health insurance; individual coverage, short-term policies. (SB844)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; short-term plans. Authorizes health insurance carriers in the Commonwealth to offer short-term health plans. Short-term health plans are defined as plans with a duration of 364 days or less. Short-term health plans are required to include a specified disclaimer. The bill is contingent on the adoption of federal regulations expanding the availability of short-term health plans. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104732D
01/15/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB844)
01/29/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18106317D-S1
01/29/2018Incorporates SB671 (Deeds)
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB844S1)
02/12/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Committee substitute printed 18107049D-S2
02/13/2018Floor substitute printed 18107137D-S3 (Dunnavant)
02/13/2018Substitute by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 18107137D-S3
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Committee substitute rejected 18106317D-S1
02/13/2018Committee substitute rejected 18107049D-S2
02/13/2018Floor substitute printed 18107137D-S3 (Dunnavant and Reeves)
02/13/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2018Substitute by Senators Dunnavant and Reeves agreed to 18107137D-S3
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB844S3
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Substitute bill reprinted 18107137D-S3
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB844S3)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/01/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read second time
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/06/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/06/2018Passed House with amendment (51-Y 46-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB844ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB844ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2018Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (18-Y 21-N)
04/18/2018Communicated to Governor
04/18/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 18, 2018
05/18/2018G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.