Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. (SB1276)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


01/18/2021: passed committee


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)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1713 and HB1896.

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