Just seconds ago, by a vote of 23-17, the Virginia Senate passed SB 283, a bill that asserts Virginians' rights not to be forced into a federal health care plan or to be forced into buying insurance because of a federal mandate. Five Democrats voted with the 18 Republicans. Details to follow. SB 283 is patroned by Senator Fred Quayle (R-13, Suffolk). The bill now goes to the House of Delegates, where it likely will be referred to the Commerce and Labor Committee.