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Virginia Bill #HJR7   View details of Bill | Go to Bill Online
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 7

Offered January 13, 2010
Prefiled December 7, 2009

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article I a section numbered 15-B, relating to Virginia health care freedom.
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Patron-- Marshall, R.G.
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Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
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RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:

Amend the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article I a section numbered 15-B as follows:

ARTICLE I
BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 15-B. Health care freedom.

No law shall restrict a person's natural right and power of contract to secure the blessings of liberty to choose private health care systems or private plans. No law shall interfere with the right of a person or entity to pay for lawful medical services to preserve life or health, nor shall any law impose a penalty, tax, fee, or fine, of any type, to decline or to contract for health care coverage or to participate in any particular health care system or plan, except as required by a court where an individual or entity is a named party in a judicial dispute. Nothing herein shall be construed to expand, limit or otherwise modify any determination of law regarding what constitutes lawful medical services within the Commonwealth.


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