Insurance; discrimination based on status as living organ donor prohibited. (SB271)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Living organ donors; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits any person from refusing to insure, refusing to continue to insure, or limiting the amount or extent of life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance coverage available to an individual or to charge an individual a different rate for the same coverage based solely and without any additional actuarial risks upon the status of such individual as a living organ donor. The provisions of the bill apply to such insurance plans that are entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2023. This bill incorporates SB 242 and SB 244 and is identical to HB 421. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100578D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2022Incorporates SB242 (Hashmi)
01/17/2022Incorporates SB244 (Hashmi)
01/17/2022Committee substitute printed 22104647D-S1
01/17/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104647D-S1
02/03/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB271S1
02/04/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB271S1)
02/18/2022Placed on Calendar
02/18/2022Read first time
02/18/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22107041D-H1
02/24/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/25/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107041D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB271H1
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)
03/02/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House insisted on substitute
03/02/2022House requested conference committee
03/02/2022Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/02/2022Senate acceded to request
03/02/2022Senators: Ebbin, Mason, Lewis
03/02/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2022Delegates: Byron, O'Quinn, Delaney
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB271H1)
03/10/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB271ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
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
03/23/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB271ER)
04/11/2022G Vetoed by Governor
04/27/2022Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
04/27/2022Senate sustained Governor's veto

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