VA HB1226 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 5 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-14 - Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
Pending: Senate Education: Higher Education Committee
Hearing: Feb 20 @ 8:00 am in Senate Room A, Pocahontas Bldg.
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Collection of debts by hospitals affiliated with public institutions of higher education. Prohibits the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority and the University of Virginia Medical Center from participating in debt collection efforts pursuant to the Virginia Debt Collection Act or the Setoff Debt Collection Act unless all reasonable efforts have been made to determine if the individual with delinquent debt is eligible for financial assistance. The bill requires both hospitals to develop debt collection policies that adhere, at a minimum, to Internal Revenue Service policies regarding financial assistance by tax-exempt hospitals as they were in effect on January 1, 2020.

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Higher educational institutions, public; collection of debts by hospitals affiliated w/institutions.


Roll Calls

2020-02-06 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-31 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 1-N) (Y: 18 N: 1 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N) (Y: 5 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-14SenateAssigned Education sub: Higher Education
2020-02-07SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-02-07SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-06HouseVOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N)
2020-02-06HouseRead third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
2020-02-05HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1226H1
2020-02-05HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20106870D-H1
2020-02-05HouseRead second time
2020-02-04HouseRead first time
2020-01-31HouseReported from Appropriations (18-Y 1-N)
2020-01-30HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-01-30HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2020-01-30HouseCommittee substitute printed 20106870D-H1
2020-01-28HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2020-01-28HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
2020-01-22HouseAssigned HWI sub: Health
2020-01-16HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-01-16HouseReferred from General Laws by voice vote
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103924D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
224806(n/a)See Bill Text
581522(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments