Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder, individual and small group markets. (HB1503)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder under insurance policies, subscription contracts, or health care plans issued in the individual market or small group markets. The existing requirement that such coverage be provided for policies, contracts, or plans issued in the large group market is not affected. The provision applies with respect to insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended on or after January 1, 2021. This bill incorporates HB 1043 and is identical to SB 1031. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104889D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1503)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20107114D-H1
01/28/2020Incorporates HB1043 (Krizek)
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1503)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107114D-H1
01/31/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1503H1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (96-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/10/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1503H1)
02/17/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1503H1)
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20108460D-S1
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108460D-S1
02/20/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1503S1
02/20/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1503S1)
02/24/2020Placed on Calendar
02/24/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108460D-S1 (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/24/2020VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1503ER)
02/28/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1503ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)