VA HB1429 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 3 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-05 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
Pending: Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

Summary

Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex, to a transgender individual on the basis of the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available. The measure also prohibits a health carrier from (i) subjecting an individual to discrimination under a health benefit plan on the basis of gender identity or being a transgender individual or (ii) requiring that an individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under a health benefit plan, pay a premium that is greater than the premium for a similarly situated covered person enrolled in the plan on the basis of the covered person's gender identity or being a transgender individual. The measure requires health carriers to assess medical necessity according to nondiscriminatory criteria that are consistent with current medical standards.

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Title

Health insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender status.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 41-N) (Y: 54 N: 40 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-23 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 0-N) (Y: 5 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-02-05SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2020-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-04HouseVOTE: Passage (54-Y 41-N)
2020-02-04HouseRead third time and passed House (54-Y 41-N)
2020-02-03HousePrinted as engrossed 20103621D-E
2020-02-03HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB1429E
2020-02-03HouseCommittee amendments agreed to
2020-02-03HouseRead second time
2020-01-31HousePassed by for the day
2020-01-30HouseRead first time
2020-01-28HouseReported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (13-Y 9-N)
2020-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 0-N)
2020-01-16HouseAssigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
2020-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103621D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
3823449.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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