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 House Bills  
 HB0185 Health insurance; coverage for limited drug refills. Requires health benefit plans to cover a limited refill for up to a five days' supply of a Schedule VI drug that is dispensed by a pharmacist for a covered person whose dispensed drugs are lost, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unusable as a consequence of a natural or man-made disaster that displaces the person from his residence

 
 HB0243 Jury duty; Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and localities, to provide to employees summoned to serve on jury duty the protections set forth in Title 18.2, Crimes and Offenses Generally. With certain exceptions, the employee is entitled to his usual compensation for periods he is excused, though the employer may deduct from such compensation any payments the employee receives for the jury service. The measure creates a private cause of action for an employee who is discharged, demoted, or suspended in violation of these provisions.
 
 HB0254 Department of Human Resource Management; duties of department; employee communication regarding workplace issues. Requires the Department of Human Resources Management to establish a system of regular communication between managing employees and non-supervisory employees who are members of employee associations, labor unions, or labor organizations for the purpose of discussing workplace issues, consistent with the provisions of Chapter 4 (Labor Union, Strikes, etc.) of Title 40.1 (Labor and Employment).


 HB0331 Health insurance; plan for state and local government employees. Requires that the health insurance plan for state and local government employees contain a reference-based pricing component whereby a fixed maximum amount is paid for certain frequently performed nonemergency medical tests, procedures, and surgeries for which prices vary substantially and the quality of outcomes generally do not correlate with price.
 
 HB0332 State employee health insurance plan; coverage for proton therapy.  Requires the state employee health insurance plan to include coverage for proton therapy. The measure provides that the plan shall cover a physician-prescribed hypofractionated proton therapy protocol to deliver a biological effective dose for a particular indication by paying the same aggregate amount as would be paid for the delivery of the same biological effective dose with IMRT for the same indication, provided that the eligible patient is treated as part of a clinical trial or registry.
 
 HB0401 Discrimination; Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill codifies existing prohibited discrimination in public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran and adds discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill contains technical amendments.  
 HB0600 Public employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions. http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=181&typ=bil&val=hb401
 


 
 Senate Bills

 
 SB0202 Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibitions on discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.