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Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Reports Out Virginia Clean Economy Act, “Balance Billing” Fixes, Vaping Prohibition, Electric School Buses, etc.

Committee kills "Fair Share" bill dealing with "Right-to-Work"

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This morning, I posted about what would be considered at today’s meeting of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, just two days before the crucial “Crossover” legislative deadline. So what ended up happening? See below for what ended up being a very consequential meeting, for better and for worse, depending on your perspective!

S.B. 78 Minimum wage; pay based on work done. – Reported from the Committee on a 12-3 vote.

S.B. 172 Health insurance; payment to out-of-network providers, emergency services. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on an 8-7 vote.

S.B. 201 Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; telephone solicitation calls. – Incorporated into SB812 on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 250 Medicare; supplement policies for certain individuals under age 65.  Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 274 Motion picture theaters; required open-captioned showings. – ?

S.B. 280 Health insurance; mental health parity, required report. Reported from the Committee on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 354 Electric utility regulation; energy efficiency standard. – Stricken at the request of the patron on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 376 Electric utilities; retail competition, renewable energy. – Passed by indefinitely on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 379 Electric utilities; retail competition. – Passed by indefinitely on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 426 Agreements between private employer and labor or organization; fair share fees. – Passed by indefinitely on a 12-3 vote.

S.B. 427 Employee protection; discharge for protective order prohibited. –  Continued to 2021 on a 12-2 vote.

S.B. 474 Health care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers, public hospitals. – Continued to 2021 on an 11-3-1 vote.

S.B. 504 Virginia Energy Plan; covenants regarding solar power, reasonable restrictions. – Reported with substitute on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 522 Balance billing; emergency and elective services. – Incorporated into SB172 on a 14-0 vote.

S.B. 542 Securities Act; equity crowdfunding exemption. – ?

S.B. 567 Disability insurance; pregnancy or childbirth. – Reported from the Committee on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 665 Electronic Identity Management Act; federated digital identity systems.  ?

S.B. 718 Health insurance; access for a mother to same facility as her newborn. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 720 PSAP dispatchers; telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 765 Health insurance; provider contracts, business practices, adverse changes, penalties. – Continued to 2021 on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 766 Health care services; explanation of benefits. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 767 Health insurance; payment to out-of-network providers.  – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 9-6 vote.

S.B. 785 Mortgage loan originators; exempts retailers of manufactured or modular homes, etc.  – ?

S.B. 804 Human Rights Act; domestic service individuals included in employee protection laws. – Reported from the Committee with substitute on a 14-1 vote.

S.B. 812 Telephone privacy protection; solicitor to immediately disclose who is calling, etc. – Reported from the Committee on a unanimous 15-0 vote.

S.B. 822 Telephone privacy protection; solicitor to immediately disclose who is calling, etc. – Passed by indefinitely on a unanimous 15-0 vote.

S.B. 846 Organ, eye, or tissue transplantation; discrimination prohibited. – Reported from the Committee on a unanimous 15-0 vote.

S.B. 851 Electric utility regulation; environmental goals. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 12-3 vote.

S.B. 855 Financial institutions; small loans prohibited, penalty. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on a 9-6 vote.

S.B. 860 Electric utilities; offshore wind development. – Reported from the Committee with a substitute on an 11-4 vote.

S.B. 867 Health care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers, providers. – Continued to 2021 on an 11-3-1 vote.

S.B. 894 Misclassification of workers; cause of action. – Reported from the Committee on a 12-3 vote.

S.B. 912 Electric utilities; retail competition, renewable energy. – Passed by indefinitely on a 15-0 vote.

S.B. 952 High-nicotine vapor products; specialty retail facility, penalty. – ?

S.B. 953 Virginia Wireless Service Authority Act; appointments to board. – ?

S.B. 966 Flavored nicotine vapor product; prohibition, penalty. – Was reported from the Committee with a substitute on an 8-6-1 vote.

S.B. 988 Electric utilities; electric school bus projects. – Was reported from the Committee with a substitute on an 11-4 vote.

S.B. 998 Offshore wind generation facilities; development of facilities. – Was reported from the Committee with a substitute on an 11-4 vote.

S.B. 1031 Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder, individual and small group markets. – Was reported from the Committee on an 15-0 vote.

S.B. 1047 Health insurance; narrow network plans. – Was reported from the Committee on an 11-4 vote.