Marriage & family programs; Department of Social Services to establish. (HB871)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Healthy marriages and strong families. Authorizes the Department of Social Services to establish a program to support educational programs intended to promote healthy marriages and strong families. The bill requires that, to the extent authorized by federal law, the Department shall allocate at least one percent of all funds received under the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program to support this program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084030656
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB871)
01/29/2008Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/06/2008Reported from Appropriations with amendment (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee amendment from Health, Welfare and Institutions agreed to
02/11/2008Committee amendment from Appropriations agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB871E
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 084030656-E
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 on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB871E)
02/22/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB871ER)
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB871ER)
02/28/2008Signed by Speaker
03/02/2008Signed by President
03/07/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 439 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0439)


Marsha Maines writes:

Another 'idea' on how to SPEND the $$ the state is getting fraudulently from the FEDS ...hmmm..
How about "upon application for ANY public assistance or social services, applicants must ENROLL in parenting and financing classes..certificate to be provided for 'approval' to obtain public services or social services..."