Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder, individual and small group markets. (SB1031)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


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 is identical to HB 1503. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102988D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB1031)
02/06/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB1031)
02/09/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1031E
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20102988D-E
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/17/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB1031E)
02/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House (95-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (95-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1031ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB1031ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 305 (effective 7/1/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)