Virginia National Guard; member benefits, health savings accounts. (HB604)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia National Guard member benefits; health savings accounts. Provides that a member of the Virginia National Guard may elect to receive, in lieu of any tuition assistance grants, a matching contribution from the state to a health savings account. The Department of Military Affairs shall establish a health savings account for any member who elects to receive this benefit. The matching contribution shall equal the member's contribution up to the maximum amount allowable by federal law. In order to qualify, a member must (i) have a minimum remaining obligation of two years, (ii) have satisfactorily completed required initial active duty service, (iii) be satisfactorily performing duty in accordance with regulations of the National Guard, and (iv) be eligible for such an account under federal law. The bill also provides that in the event that a member ceases to be eligible for a health savings account, by reason of being called to active duty military service or otherwise, all contributions from the state shall stop and the Department of Military Affairs shall provide notice to the member of the loss of eligibility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101763D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/22/2020Referred from Finance
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB604)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations