Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created. (HB1174)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of Immigrant Assistance created. Establishes in the Department of Social Services an Office of Immigrant Assistance, to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of becoming citizens. The Office shall (i) provide advice and assistance regarding the citizenship application process, and (ii) provide assistance within finding and securing employment, housing and services for which such persons may be eligible. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082535544
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1174)
01/29/2008Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2008Committee substitute printed 084216600-H1
02/01/2008Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1174H1)
02/08/2008Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 084216600-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1174H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/26/2008Continued to 2009 in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2008Subject matter referred by letter to Commission on Immigration pursuant to Rule (L)


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill is a positive bill that would implement one of the recommendations in the report on acclimation of the foreign born contained in the 2004 Report of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.