Virginia National Guard member benefits; health savings accounts. (HB1882)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia National Guard member benefits; health savings accounts. Provides that a member of the Virginia National Guard may elect to receive, in lieu of any tuition assistance grants, a matching contribution from the state to a health savings account. The bill requires the Department of Military Affairs to establish a health savings account for any member who elects to receive this benefit, with a matching contribution equal to the member's contribution up to the maximum amount allowable by federal law. The bill provides that eligible members must (i) have a minimum remaining obligation of two years, (ii) have satisfactorily completed required initial active duty service, (iii) be satisfactorily performing duty in accordance with regulations of the National Guard, and (iv) be eligible for such an account under federal law. The bill also provides that if a member ceases to be eligible for a health savings account, by reason of being called to active duty military service or otherwise, all contributions from the state shall stop, and the Department of Military Affairs shall provide notice to the member of the loss of eligibility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103006D
01/10/2023Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/26/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1882)
01/27/2023Tabled in Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)