Insurance; state health care plan to provide that coverage of 1 additional adult may be purchased. (SB252)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Insurance; employees of public institutions of higher education or localities. Requires the state health plan, for employees of higher education, to provide means for coverage of any other class of persons as may mutually be agreed upon by the institution and the employee to be purchased.The bill also expands the list of people who may be provided certain types of insurance by a locality, adding the dependents of officers and employees of a locality, as well as the dependents of those employed by commissions and other entities controlled by or working closely with a locality, to the list of people to whom a locality may provide accident and health insurance. The bill expands the potential eligibility for health insurance programs to include the dependents of eligible members of volunteer fire or rescue companies and the dependents of retired officers and employees. The bill requires any locality providing insurance to dependents of employees to provide the same programs to dependents of constitutional officers in some cases. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101958D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2014Rereferred from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB252)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104755D-S1
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104755D-S1
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB252S1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB252S1)
02/27/2014Referred from General Laws
02/27/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2014Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/28/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/04/2014Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 56 seconds.


Robin Gorsline writes:

POFEV: People of Faith for Equality in Virginia supports this important legislation, to allow institutions of higher learning as well as local governments to encourage employees to want to work for them as well as to help retain existing employees. This legislation would allow these entities to compete more equally in the job market, both with private employers who already offer benefits more equally and with other public entities outside Virginia. From our perspective, of equal importance is the value it allows these institutions to place on the God-given talents of their employees, thus doing honor to the employees, their families, and the Source of their creativity, ingenuity,dedication, and loyalty.