Aliens, certain; eligibility for state and local public benefits. (HB439)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility of certain aliens for state and local public benefits. Provides that no state or local funds shall be awarded or otherwise disbursed to any organization when the award or disbursement is made to circumvent the requirement that organizations determine the legal status of applicants before granting assistance. This bill also provides that no organization receiving state or local funds shall use the funds to provide benefits or assistance to persons who are otherwise ineligible for them. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081018640
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2008Left in Rules


Kerrie Wilson writes:

HB439 and other bills (HB45, etc.) that are designed to restrict services to nonprofits or require nonprofits to verify legal presence of those who use services are duplicative and unnecessary. Worse, HB439 would have the impact of impeding service delivery and could harm quality of life in communities as resources are diverted from serving those in need. House Rules Committee apparently heard the message this year as this bill did not advance! For more information about the coalition of nonprofit organizations monitoring these bills, you may contact,, or