VA HB566 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-23 - Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
Hearing: Jan 28 in House Committee Room
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Eligibility for food stamps and TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, such individuals may not be denied food stamp benefits based on a felony conviction of possession of a controlled substance in violation of §18.2-250, provided that such person is complying with, or has already complied with, all obligations imposed by the criminal court, is actively engaged in or has completed a substance abuse treatment program, participates in periodic drug screenings, and meets any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services. The bill also provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive TANF benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in violation of §18.2-250.

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Title

Food stamps and TANF; eligibility, drug-related felonies.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-01-23 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N) (Y: 6 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2020-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
2020-01-14HouseAssigned HWI sub: Social Services
2020-01-06HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-01-06HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105131D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
632505.2(n/a)See Bill Text
632607.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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