Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. (SB1276)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), and Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. Removes the prohibition on the provision of coverage for abortions in any qualified health insurance plan that is sold or offered for sale through a health benefits exchange established or operating in Virginia. This bill is identical to HB 1896. Read the Bill »

Status

03/12/2021: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101217D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2021Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2021Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
01/18/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1276)
01/18/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2021Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/11/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed House (54-Y 45-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Enrolled
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1276ER)
02/21/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1276ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/22/2021Signed by Speaker
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 102 (effective 7/1/21)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0102)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1896.

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