Health care providers, certain; reporting of medical debt to consumer reporting agencies prohibited. (HB1370)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reporting of medical debt to consumer reporting agencies by certain health care providers; prohibited. Prohibits certain medical care facilities, certain health care professionals, and emergency medical services agencies from reporting any portion of a medical debt, defined in the bill, to a consumer reporting agency. The bill prohibits collection entities collecting or attempting to collect a medical debt from reporting such collection or attempts to collect to a consumer reporting agency. The bill provides that a willful violation of such provisions constitutes a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2024Presented and ordered printed 24104453D
01/15/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/23/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1370)
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/06/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24107273D-H1
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107273D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1370H1
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1370H1)
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (54-Y 46-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/28/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed by for the day
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2024Passed Senate with amendments (34-Y 5-N)
03/06/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (58-Y 40-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (58-Y 40-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1370ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1370ER)
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/24)

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