Private family leave insurance; definition, establishes as a class of insurance. (SB15)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

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

Description

Private family leave insurance. Establishes family leave insurance as a class of insurance. The bill defines "family leave insurance" as an insurance policy issued to an employer related to a benefit program provided to an employee to pay for the employee's income loss due to (i) the birth of a child or adoption of a child by the employee; (ii) placement of a child with the employee for foster care; (iii) care of a family member of the employee who has a serious health condition; or (iv) circumstances arising out of the fact that the employee's family member who is a service member is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty. Under the bill, family leave insurance may be written as an amendment or rider to a group disability income policy, included in a group disability income policy, or written as a separate group insurance policy purchased by an employer. The bill prohibits delivery or issue for delivery of a family leave insurance policy unless a copy of the form and the rate manual showing rates, rules, and classification of risks have been filed with the State Corporation Commission. The bill prohibits an individual certificate and enrollment form from being used in connection with a group family leave insurance policy unless the form for the certificate and enrollment form have been filed with the Commission. The bill provides that "life and annuities insurance agent" means an agent licensed in the Commonwealth to sell, solicit, or negotiate, among other types of insurance, family leave insurance on behalf of insurers licensed in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 1156. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/20/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100300D
12/20/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2022Assigned C&L sub: Labor and Employment
01/31/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB15)
01/31/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22103667D-S1
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read second time
02/09/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22103667D-S1
02/09/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB15S1
02/10/2022Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB15S1)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/22/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Enrolled
03/01/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB15ER)
03/01/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB15ER)
03/01/2022Signed by Speaker
03/02/2022Signed by President
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
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 131 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0131)

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