Bills Pending Virginia Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

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VAHB2201Engross
50%
Association health plans; prohibiting discrimination based on health status; base premium rates. Provides that for association health plans, a carrier may establish base premium rates formed on an actuarially sound, modified community rating methodol...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2354Engross
50%
Health care provider panels; continuity of care. Makes various changes to provisions related to the continuity of care for an enrollee after a provider is terminated from a health insurance carrier's provider panel. The bill requires a carrier that u...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1471Engross
50%
Health insurance; electronic prior authorization and disclosure of certain prescription drug information. Requires each health insurance carrier, beginning July 1, 2025, to establish and maintain an online process that (i) links directly to all e-pre...
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2023-01-31
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2199Engross
50%
Health Insurance Reform Commission; review of essential health benefits plan. Requires that the Health Insurance Reform Commission review the essential health benefits benchmark plan and establishes a process for such review. The bill requires the Co...
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2023-01-31
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1918Engross
50%
Health insurance; coverage for audio-only telehealth services. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage beginning January 1, 2024, for the cost of health care services provided...
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2023-01-31
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2026Engross
50%
Renewable energy; biomass-fired facilities; Department of Forestry advisory panel; report. Removes the renewable energy requirement for each Phase I and Phase II Utility to retire all biomass-fired electric generating units that do not co-fire with c...
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2023-01-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1375Engross
50%
Health insurance; tobacco surcharge. Eliminates the authority of a health carrier to vary its premium rates based on tobacco use. Under current law, a health carrier may charge premium rates up to 1.5 times higher for a tobacco user than for a nonuse...
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2023-01-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2009Engross
50%
Unemployment compensation; venue for prosecution of certain criminal cases. Provides that the venue for criminal cases involving false statements, representations, or nondisclosures by an employing unit or an individual with regard to an unemployment...
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2023-01-26
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1783Engross
50%
Natural gas utilities; retail supply choice. Natural gas utilities; retail supply choice. Allows every person access to distribution service or retail natural gas from a natural gas company authorized to provide natural gas service to the area where ...
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2023-01-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1546Engross
50%
Virginia Antitrust Act; disgorgement and other forms of equitable monetary relief. Provides that (i) any person threatened with injury or damage to his business or property by reason of a violation of the Virginia Antitrust Act or (ii) the Attorney G...
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2023-01-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1477Engross
50%
Corporations; filing and meeting requirements. Eliminates the requirement that a document filed with the State Corporation Commission pursuant to the Virginia Stock Corporation Act include the terms, including the preferences, rights, and limitations...
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2023-01-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1886Engross
50%
Insurance agents; definitions; private family leave insurance. Expands the definitions of "health agent" and "property and casualty insurance agent" to include that such agents may sell, solicit, or negotiate private family leave insurance. The bill ...
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2023-01-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1778Engross
50%
Financial institutions; certain investments by Financial institutions; certain investments by banks permitted. Provides that the prohibition on a bank from investing its funds in certain entities does not prevent a bank from (i) investing in (a) a co...
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2023-01-24
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1727Engross
50%
Credit unions; virtual currency custody services. Permits any credit union in the Commonwealth to engage in virtual currency custody services to the same extent as any bank and so long as the credit union has adequate protocols in place to effectivel...
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2023-01-19
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1544Engross
50%
Virginia Credit Services Businesses Act; definitions; credit reports. Amends the definitions of "consumer reporting agency" and "credit services business" as they are used in the Virginia Credit Services Businesses Act and requires that the informati...
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2023-01-19
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1430Engross
50%
Virginia Clean Economy Act; non-bypassable charges; energy-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) industries. Defines EITE industries as companies that are constrained in their ability to pass through carbon costs due to international competition, companies ...
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2023-01-19
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1425Intro
25%
Health insurance; ensuring fairness in cost-sharing. Amends provisions related to rebates provided by carriers and health benefit plans to health plan enrollees by defining defined cost-sharing, price protection rebates, and pharmacy benefits managem...
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2023-01-11
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1347Intro
25%
Health insurance; mental health benefits; coverage for mobile crisis response services and residential crisis stabilization units. Requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for mobile crisis response services, defined in the bill, and su...
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2023-01-11
[Hearing: Feb 6]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1217Intro
25%
Financial institutions; earned wage access services; licensure requirements; penalties. Prohibits any person from providing earned wage access services without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation Commission. The bill defines "earned ...
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2023-01-10
[Hearing: Feb 6]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1301Intro
25%
Managed care health insurance plan licensees; network Managed care health insurance plan licensees; network adequacy for mental health care services. Requires each managed care health insurance plan licensee (licensee) to (i) provide a sufficient num...
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2023-01-10
[Hearing: Feb 6]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1Intro
25%
Paid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2025. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB160Intro
25%
Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs; definition. Provides that energy efficiency programs may include electrification, including measures that electrify space heating, water heating, cooling, drying, cooking, industrial processes, and othe...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB376Intro
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Prescription Drug Affordability Board; established; drug cost affordability review. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board for the purpose of protecting state residents, state and local governments, commercial health plans, heal...
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2022-11-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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