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HB 2434 - Health Benefits Exchange - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Bill Bolling voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (21-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Health Benefits Exchange

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the Governor's amendments and repass a bill that declares the intentions of the state of Virginia to create a health benefits exchange that restricts coverage for abortions.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits health insurance plans sold through the exchange from providing coverage for abortions, unless the abortion is performed is performed in response to an endangerment of the mother's life or when the pregnancy is the result of an alleged act of rape or incest (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Governor to provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the structure and governance of the health benefits exchange prior to October 1, 2011 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no provision of the bill may be construed to provide recognition of the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO APPROVE THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

NOTE: THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CAST A TIE-BREAKING VOTE ON THIS LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (59-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Health Benefits Exchange

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the Governor's amendments and repass a bill that declares the intentions of the state of Virginia to create a health benefits exchange that restricts coverage for abortions.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits health insurance plans sold through the exchange from providing coverage for abortions, unless the abortion is performed is performed in response to an endangerment of the mother's life or when the pregnancy is the result of an alleged act of rape or incest (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Governor to provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the structure and governance of the health benefits exchange prior to October 1, 2011 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no provision of the bill may be construed to provide recognition of the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE CAST MULTIPLE VOTES ON THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT(S) TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Vetoed (Amendatory Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Relating to Health Benefits Exchange

Note:

NOTE: THE GOVERNOR RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGISLATION. IF THE LEGISLATURE ACCEPTS THE ENTIRETY OF THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION(S), THE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW. IF THE LEGISLATURE REJECTS THE RECOMMENDATION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), THE GOVERNOR CAN SUBSEQUENTLY ELECT TO SIGN OR VETO THE LEGISLATION.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-1) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (95-3) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Health Benefits Exchange

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