Virginia Bill Regarding Right of Conscience Related to Contraceptive Coverage 2014 (HB 20)
This law was last updated on Oct 12, 2016
HB 20 would have exempted all health insurance plans offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia or any locality in the Commonwealth, or any agency, department, division, or institution of the Commonwealth from any requirement that those plans include coverage for FDA-approved contraception methods, sterilization procedures, or abortifacient drugs or devices.
The bill contains legislative findings regarding Virginia citizens’ right to religious freedom and the failure of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Virginians’ right of conscience.
Identical to HB 1417, which failed to pass in 2013.