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2012 Senate Bill 981: Authorize autism-mandate insurance company subsidies

Public Act 101 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on February 23, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify where the money would come from.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on February 23, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 13, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2012.
  2. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on March 13, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify a funding source, which means any subsidies would come out of annual appropriations passed by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 13, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 13, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on March 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 28, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kenneth Kurtz (R) on March 28, 2012, to place restrictions on certain rate increases by insurance companies that accept the proposed subsidies. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
  4. Passed 84 to 26 in the House on March 29, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify a funding source, which means any subsidies would come out of annual appropriations passed by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 29, 2012.
  6. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 18, 2012.

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