Federal Medicaid Works program; DMAS to convene work group to study, etc. (SB59)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Medical Assistance Services; Medicaid Works access and utilization work group; report. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to convene a work group of relevant stakeholders to study and make recommendations to improve access to and successful utilization of the federal Medicaid Works program. The bill requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Health and Human Services and the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations by November 1, 2024. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Disability Commission. Read the Bill »


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12/26/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103254D
12/26/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2024Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2024Rereferred to Rules
01/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB59)
02/02/2024Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Rules
02/22/2024Assigned Rules sub: Studies Subcommittee
02/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/23/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2024Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read second time
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2024Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB59ER)
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB59ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed 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
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 335 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0335)

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