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HB1429

Health insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender status.

Status:
In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 5, 2020
Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Chief Patron:
Danica Roem (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status.

Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex, to a transgender individual on the basis of the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available. The measure also prohibits a health carrier from (i) subjecting an individual to discrimination under a health benefit plan on the basis of gender identity or being a transgender individual or (ii) requiring that an individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under a health benefit plan, pay a premium that is greater than the premium for a similarly situated covered person enrolled in the plan on the basis of the covered person's gender identity or being a transgender individual. The measure requires health carriers to assess medical necessity according to nondiscriminatory criteria that are consistent with current medical standards. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/08/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103621D
  • 01/08/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 01/16/2020 - House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Impact statement from SCC (HB1429)
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 0-N)
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (13-Y 9-N)
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 01/31/2020 - House: Passed by for the day
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1429E
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Printed as engrossed 20103621D-E
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (54-Y 41-N)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 41-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Impact statement from SCC (HB1429E)
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor