Individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc. (SB232)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater)


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 continue the work group established 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, 2022. This bill is identical to HB 990. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101922D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB232)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/24/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22107062D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB232H1)
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107062D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB232H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Title replaced 22107062D-H1
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB232ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB232ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 222 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0222)

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