Health insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans, definitions, effective date. (SB404)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


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 HB 1037. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102773D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB404)
01/27/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Passed by for the day
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2020Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB404E
02/04/2020Printed as engrossed 20102773D-E
02/05/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB404E)
02/05/2020Passed by for the day
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Chair votes Yes
02/10/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB404E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108547D-H1
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108547D-H1
02/21/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB404H1
02/21/2020Passed House with substitute (54-Y 43-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB404H1)
02/25/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House insisted on substitute
02/26/2020House requested conference committee
02/28/2020Senate acceded to request (35-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2020Senators: Hashmi, Bell, Mason
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2020Delegates: Rasoul, Kory, Kilgore
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 43-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-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 Senate and House (SB404ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB404ER)
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 1077 (effective 7/1/21)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1077)