Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (HB1940)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from 34 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of any age. Currently, such coverage is required to be provided for individuals from age two through age six. The provision applies with respect to insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended on or after January 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103387D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB1940)
02/05/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104850D-H1
02/05/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2015Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1940H1)
02/06/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Appropriations with substitute (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104921D-H2
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1940H2)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute from Commerce and Labor rejected 15104850D-H1
02/09/2015Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 15104921D-H2
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1940H2
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (63-Y 35-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (63-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2015Assigned C&L sub: Worker's Compensation
02/23/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2015Passed by for the day
02/26/2015Read third time
02/26/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2015Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Placed on Calendar
02/26/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (79-Y 17-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1940ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1940ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 650 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0650)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.