February 14, 2012: SB.2631 voted out of Senate Health and Consumer Protection committees with amendments; referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee
January 25, 2012: HB.2405 introduced in House, referred to House Health Committee; SB.2631 introduced in Senate, referred to Senate Health Committee
January 20, 2012: SB.2603 introduced in Senate, referred to Senate Health Committee
February 25: Georgia Senate votes 51-0 for SB.397
February 19: Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Tim Golden introduces "compromise" Ava's Law, SB.397; new bill is voted unanimously out of committee
February 4: Ava's Law Rally heald at Georgia Capitol
January 16: Gov. Nathan Deal includes autism insurance coverage for state employees, public teachers in his state budget proposal
June 13, 2012: House Insurance Committee releases SB.22 for final floor vote in the House
June 7, 2012: Senate approves SB.22 unanimously; bill moves to the House
June 6, 2012: SB.22 released by Senate Finance Committee; heads to Senate floor
March 4, 2011: HB 1315 signed into law by Governor Mike Beebe!
March 2, 2011: HB 1315 passes the Senate by unanimous vote.
March 1, 2011: HB 1315 voted out of Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee; heads to to the Senate floor.
February 24, 2011: HB 1315 passes the House; heads to the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee.
NEW YORK Autism Speaks hailed the release of a new study that documents the cost savings for autism therapies for families who live in states with autism insurance reform or mental health parity laws.
WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2012) -- A federal judge in Washington has handed military families a major victory in their pursuit of insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for their dependents by ruling in a class action lawsuit that the Department of Defense's (DoD) policy of limiting benefits to active duty members was "arbitrary and capricious."