Insurance; conducting business by electronic means. (HB595)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Insurance; conducting business by electronic means. Authorizes a plan sponsor of a health benefit plan, including a dental or vision benefit plan, to agree on behalf of a party enrolled in the sponsored health benefit plan to conduct business by electronic means, provided that the plan sponsor, prior to agreeing on behalf of the party, has confirmed that the party routinely uses electronic communications during the normal course of employment and has provided notice to the party regarding the ability to opt out of using electronic means at any time. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102971D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Read first time
01/30/2024Read second time
01/30/2024Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB595E
01/30/2024Printed as engrossed 24102971D-E
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB595E)
01/31/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/31/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24107981D-S1
02/20/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB595S1)
02/21/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107981D-S1
02/22/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB595S1
02/22/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107981D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB595ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB595ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 197 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0197)

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