Michigan Bill History

April 18, 2012: Gov. Rick Snyder signs SB.414 and 415 into law making Michigan 30th state to enact autism insurance reform

March 29, 2012: House approves SB.414 and 415 by 91-19 votes, SB.981 by 84-26; Senate votes to concur with House committee amendments; bills head to Gov. Snyder 

March 27, 2012: House Families, Children and Seniors Committee approves bills 7-0; sends them to House floor

March 13, 2012: Senate approves SB.414 and 415 by 29-9 votes; approves SB.981 by 28-10

March 8, 2012: SB. 414 and 415 approved 5-0 by Senate Health Policy Committee.

February 23, 2012: SB.981 introduced by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville

June 8, 2011: Autism insurance reform bills (SB 414/415) introduced in the Senate; referred to Senate Health Policy Committee.

2009-10 SESSION:
December 3, 2010:
Legislative session ends without passage of autism insurance reform.

December 1-2, 2010: Senate Republican Caucus holds meeting to discuss bringing autism insurance reform to the floor. Senate adjourns without passage of reform.

June 24, 2009: HB 4476 and HB 4183 are amended and pass the House.

June 9, 2009: House Committee on Health Policy passes HB 4476 and HB 4183 in vote of 19-0.  The bills  head to the House floor.

June 2, 2009: The House Committee on Health Policy holds a hearing on HB 4476 and HB 4183.  No vote is held.

February 26, 2009: Autism insurance reform bills reintroduced in the Michigan House applying to BlueCross BlueShield insurance plans.

February 5, 2009: Autism insurance reform bill reintroduced in the Michigan House applying to all insurance companies.

April 2008: Autism insurance reform bills introduced in the Michigan House and Senate - neither bill was acted on during the 2007-2008 session