Bill Text: VA SB1180 | 2013 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: TANF; restrictions on use of cash assistance, not to access cash through electronic transaction.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-03-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0160) [SB1180 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2013-SB1180-Chaptered.html

An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 6 of Title 63.2 a section numbered 63.2-621, relating to TANF; restrictions on the use of cash assistance.
[S 1180]
Approved March 12, 2013


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 6 of Title 63.2 a section numbered 63.2-621 as follows:

§63.2-621. Restrictions on use of TANF cash assistance.

Recipients of TANF benefits pursuant to this chapter shall not access TANF cash benefits through use of electronic benefit transaction (i) for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, lottery tickets, or sexually explicit visual materials as defined in §18.2-374.1; (ii) in any transaction in any (a) government store established for the sale of alcoholic beverages, (b) establishment in which pari-mutuel wagering or charitable gaming is conducted, or (c) establishment in which tattooing or body-piercing, as defined in §54.1-700, is performed for hire or consideration; or (iii) in any establishment that provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers or other individuals connected with the business appear nude or partially nude.