Health insurance; short-term, limited-duration health plans, renewal guarantees. (SB1674)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; short-term, limited-duration health plans; guaranteed option. Provides that any carrier offering short-term, limited-duration health plans may offer for sale a guaranteed option, defined in the bill as a contract or agreement between a covered person and a carrier that guarantees the option of the covered person to purchase a new short-term, limited-duration health plan at a future date without re-underwriting. The measure specifies that a guaranteed option is not a health benefit plan and that any guaranteed option may set a specified premium rate for any short-term, limited-duration health plan that it guarantees will be available to the covered person in the future. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104119D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1674)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106219D-S1
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106219D-S1
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1674S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1674S1)
02/14/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1674ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1674ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/22/2019G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2019Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form


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 5 minutes.