VA SB1129 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 29 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-12-29 - Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
Pending: Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Eligibility for food stamps; 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, 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 fulfills any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services.

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Food stamps; eligibility, drug-related felonies.



2019-12-29SenateReferred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
2018-12-29SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102418D

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

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