Health insurance; tobacco surcharge. (HB675)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; tobacco surcharge. Eliminates the authority of a health carrier to vary its premium rates based on tobacco use. Under current law, a health carrier may charge premium rates up to 1.5 times higher for a tobacco user than for a nonuser. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care, and the provisions of the bill shall apply to health benefit plans providing individual or small group health insurance coverage beginning on January 1, 2023. This bill is identical to SB 422. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101246D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/20/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB675)
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
02/01/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Read first time
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB675E
02/04/2022Printed as engrossed 22101246D-E
02/07/2022Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Passage (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB675E)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read third time
02/24/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB675ER)
02/28/2022Signed by Speaker
02/28/2022Signed by President
03/01/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB675ER)
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Vetoed by Governor
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House sustained Governor's veto (48-Y 52-N)
04/28/2022VOTE: (48-Y 52-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB422.

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