Health insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender status. (HB1429)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex, to a transgender individual on the basis of the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available. The measure also prohibits a health carrier from (i) subjecting an individual to discrimination under a health benefit plan on the basis of gender identity or being a transgender individual or (ii) requiring that an individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under a health benefit plan, pay a premium that is greater than the premium for a similarly situated covered person enrolled in the plan on the basis of the covered person's gender identity or being a transgender individual. The measure requires health carriers to assess medical necessity according to nondiscriminatory criteria that are consistent with current medical standards. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103621D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1429)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1429E
02/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20103621D-E
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 41-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1429E)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/02/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2020Amendment by Senator Newman rejected (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Enrolled
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1429ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1429ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 844 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)

Video

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