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West Virginia became the 25th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 1, 2011.

Find your West Virginia elected officials here.
Find autism resources for West Virginia families here.

State Officials
Governor Earl Tomblin (D)
West Virginia Senate; West Virginia House of Delegates 

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator John Rockefeller (D)
U.S. Senator Joseph Manchin (D)
U.S. House of Representatives West Virginia delegation

West virginia News

RICHMOND (August 26, 2013) -- An aggressive prosecution by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) against a West Virginia landlord it accused of discriminating...

CHARLESTON (April 2, 2012) -- Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed HB.4260, a bill that corrects unintended errors in the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law. The new...

CHARLESTON (March 10) -- The West Virginia House of Delegates completed action on HB.4260, a bill correcting flaws in the autism insurance reform law enacted in 2011, and sent it...

NEW YORK (September 29, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded the West Virginia Board of Examiners of...

NEW YORK, NY (April 1, 2011) – Autism Speaks joined West Virginia families today in applauding Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for signing into law House Bill 2693. This new law requires insurance...

NEW YORK, NY (March 14, 2011) -- Autism Speaks joined West Virginia families and other autism advocacy organizations today in applauding the members of the state legislature for...

NEW YORK, NY (February 11, 2011) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined West Virginia families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the House for their...

NEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for House Bill 2693 and Senate Bill 218, the...

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Bill History

April 2, 2012: Gov. Tomblin signs HB.4260

March 10, 2012: House concurs with Senate amendments, sends bill to Gov. Tomblin

March 9, 2012: Senate approves HB.4260 by a 32-0 vote, returns bill to House to concur with amendments 

February 23, 2012: HB.4260 approved 96-0 in House

January 23, 2012: HB.4260 introduced in House to correct flaws incorporated in 2011 law

April 1, 2011: HB 2693 signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin making West Virginia the 25th State to enact meaningful autism insurance reform.

March 12, 2011: HB 2693 amended and passed by the full legislature. You can read the final version of the bill  ...