Health care providers; stay of debt collection activities, prohibited practice. (SB297)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stay of debt collection activities by health care providers; prohibited practice under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Provides that any health care provider that undertakes any debt collection activities prior to either the issuance of an award or the determination that a claim is noncompensable by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund has committed a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100542D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB297)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2022Committee amendment rejected
02/07/2022Engrossed by Senate
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/28/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
03/02/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2022Passed House with amendment (91-Y 7-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Passage (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB297ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB297ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed 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
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

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB576.

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