Health insurance; coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. (SB238)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


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. Read the Bill »


According to the Fiscal Impact Statement, the proposed legislation is estimated to have a fiscal impact on the state health plan. The Department of Human Resource Management estimates that the annual fiscal impact to the state health plan will be $1,963,000 to provide coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. This cost will be incurred in the fiscal years 2025 to 2026.

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03/01/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102765D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/25/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB238)
01/30/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Committee substitute printed 24106580D-S1
02/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106580D-S1
02/02/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB238S1
02/05/2024Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/05/2024Amendments by Senator Hashmi agreed to
02/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB238ES1
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24106580D-ES1
02/05/2024Passed by for the day
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB238ES1)
02/15/2024Placed on Calendar
02/15/2024Read first time
02/15/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/20/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read second time
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Passed House (69-Y 29-N)
02/23/2024VOTE: Passage (69-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB238ER)
02/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB238ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/01/2024Signed by President

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