Child support; health care coverage, eligibility requirements. (HB2002)

Introduced By

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support; health care coverage. Provides that in any case in which a petitioner is seeking to establish child support, the intake officer shall provide the petitioner information on the possible availability of medical assistance through the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) plan or other government-sponsored coverage through the Department of Medical Assistance Services. The bill also requires the Department of Social Services to refer children for whom it has issued an order directing the payment of child support to the FAMIS plan if it appears that the gross income of the custodial parent is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102612D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2002)
01/19/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2021Referred from Courts of Justice
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2021Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (3-Y 2-N)
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103825D-H1
01/29/2021Read first time
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103825D-H1
02/01/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2002H1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2002H1)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2021Committee substitute printed 21200036D-S1
02/10/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2002S1)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200036D-S1
02/15/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2002S1
02/15/2021Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Placed on Calendar
02/17/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200036D-S1 (98-Y 1-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2002ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2002ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 206 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0206)