House passes Autism bill

(IMG:WPMI) The State House of Representatives voted in favor of the new Autism bill.

An Alabama Bill requiring some insurers to cover autism treatment for children is on its way to be signed by Governor Kay Ivey.

Less than three hours ago, the State House of Representatives voted unanimously to go along with Senate changes and send the bill to the Governor.

Alabama Gov. Kay ivey's press office has indicated she will sign the bill unless a legal review finds problems.

The mandate applies to employers with 51, or more, employees.

Parents of children with autism say the treatment can be life-changing, but is too expensive for most families.

Trip Pittman was the only legislator to vote "no" in the house and senate.

Insurance companies and business groups had raised concerns about costs.