Individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc. (HB2197)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patrons Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DMAS; work group to study options for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services; individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to study and develop recommendations for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting access to assistive technology and environmental modifications and to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2021. This bill is identical to SB 1472. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102710D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2197)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read first time
01/25/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2021Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021VOTE: Adoption (2-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Senate amendments rejected by House (2-Y 98-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2021House acceded to request
02/23/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2021Delegates: Runion, Hope, Tran
02/24/2021Senators: Sutterlein, Boysko, Spruill
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2021Senators: Suetterlein, Boysko, Spruill
02/26/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2197ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2197ER)
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
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 223 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0223)