Prescription drugs; price transparency, definitions. (HB2007)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription drug price transparency. Directs the Department of Health to enter into a contract or an agreement with a nonprofit data services organization to collect, compile, and make available on its website information about prescription drug pricing and requires every health carrier, pharmacy benefits manager, and drug manufacturer to report information about prescription drug prices to the nonprofit data services organization with which the Department of Health has entered into a contract for such purpose. The bill provides that in any case in which the Department determines that the data reported by health carriers, pharmacy benefit managers, and drug manufacturers is insufficient, the Department may require wholesale distributors to report certain data about prescription drug costs. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022, and directs the Department of Health to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100752D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2007)
01/23/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103917D-H1
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2007H1)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions substitute agreed to 21103917D-H1
02/02/2021Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB2007EH1
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21103917D-EH1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2007EH1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
02/16/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2021Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 1-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2007ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2007ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 304 (effective - see bill)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0304)
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 304 (effective - 1/1/22)