TANF; eligibility for food stamps when convicted of drug-related felonies. (SB296)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for TANF and food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides exemption to receive TANF benefits for persons who have been convicted of a felony drug offense pursuant to 18.2-250 and comply with criminal court orders and treatment programs, as permitted by federal law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083182304
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB296)
02/01/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (10-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 085694304-S1
02/04/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB296S1)
02/05/2008Reported from Finance (10-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 085694304-S1
02/07/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB296S1
02/08/2008Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Placed on Calendar
02/13/2008Read first time
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
03/03/2008Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB642.


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Bill that will allow individuals with drug related felonies to become eligible for TANF, similiar to food stamps. Support this bill.