2021 Priority VA Legislation

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Priority Bills

Women & Families

Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary update
women Passed Passed Signed HB 1817 Certified nurse midwives; practice. 4/1
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1310 Employment; domestic service; Human Rights Act. 3/31
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1227 Hormonal contraceptives; payment of medical assistance for 12-month supply. 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1316 Child care providers; background check portability, subsidy pilot program, report. 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed HB 2212 Children's Services Act; effective monitoring and implementation. 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed HB 2002 Child support; health care coverage. 3/21
women Passed Passed Signed HB 1896 Allows plans with abortion coverage to be traded on the state exchange 3/16
women Passed Passed Signed SB 1276 Essential health benefits; abortion coverage. 3/16
women PBI SB 1228 Virginia Equal Pay Act; civil penalties. 2/10
women Left HB 1922 Medical assistance; coverage for reproductive health services. 2/10

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Approved Signed by Governor.
Enrolled Sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee. Hover to see committee name. Click to see members.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
PBI. Passed by Indefinitely.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
  Defeated.

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Glossary

The Virginia General Assembly uses its own terminology.

Engrossed. A legislative stage when a bill passes the second reading in the House of origin. Every bill has to be "read" on the floor three times before voting on it. The action or any debate or discussion usually comes on the day of the second reading or the third reading.

Enrolled. Legislation which has passed both the House of Delegates and the Senate, signed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.

Failed to report. Defeated.

Incorporated. Rolled into someone else's bill. Either because they're identical, or they have incorporated *some* of the language in, and the patron agreed to have her name on the other bill.

Patron. Bill sponsor. There can be many patrons.

Referred. The assignment of legislation to another standing committee with no stance on the policy of the measure (neither endorses nor rejects the legislation).

Reported. The approval of a measure by the majority of the committee. The legislation may be reported by the committee with or without amendments. A bill may also be reported and referred to another committee.

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