Health insurance; coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. (HB819)

Introduced By

Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Fairfax), Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance contract, policy, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for contraceptive drugs and contraceptive devices, as defined in the bill, including those available over-the-counter. The bill prohibits a health insurance carrier from imposing upon any person receiving contraceptive benefits pursuant to the provisions of the bill any copayment, coinsurance payment, or fee, except in certain circumstances. This bill is identical to SB 238. Read the Bill »


According to the Fiscal Impact Statement, the estimated annual fiscal impact to the state health plan is $1,963,000 to provide coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. Therefore, the legislation is expected to cost $1,963,000.

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03/07/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101281D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB819)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB819)
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Committee substitute printed 24107022D-H1
02/07/2024Read first time
02/08/2024Read second time
02/08/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107022D-H1
02/08/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB819H1
02/09/2024Read third time and passed House (65-Y 31-N)
02/09/2024VOTE: Passage (65-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB819H1)
02/19/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24107919D-S1
02/19/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/20/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB819S1)
02/21/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107919D-S1
02/23/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB819S1
02/23/2024Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Passed by for the day
02/28/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107919D-S1
02/28/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107919D-S1 (57-Y 43-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB819ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB819ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed 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
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (15-Y 84-N)
04/17/2024House rejected Governor's recommendation (15-Y 84-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: REJECTED (15-Y 84-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor

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