Health insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans, definitions, effective date. (HB1037)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans. Prohibits carriers from issuing in the Commonwealth, on or after July 1, 2021, any short-term limited-duration medical plan with a duration that exceeds three months or that can be renewed or extended beyond six months, or if the plan's issuance would result in a covered person being covered by a short-term limited-duration medical plan for more than six months in any 12-month period. The bill prohibits a carrier from issuing a short-term limited-duration medical plan during an annual open enrollment period. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. This bill is identical to SB 404. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102769D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1037)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107200D-H1
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107200D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1037H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (57-Y 43-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1037H1)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108499D-S1
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Passed by for the day
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/21/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1037S1)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108499D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1037S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108499D-S1 (1-Y 94-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2020House acceded to request
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2020Delegates: Rasoul, Samirah, Morefield
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: Hashmi, Bell, Mason
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 43-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1037ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1037ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1076 (effective 7/1/21)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1076)


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