VIEW; screening and assessment for use of illegal substances. (HB925)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients. Requires local departments of social services to screen each VIEW program participant to determine whether probable cause exists to believe the participant is engaged in the use of illegal drugs. This bill provides that, when a screening indicates reasonable cause to believe a participant is using illegal drugs, the Department shall require a formal substance abuse assessment of the participant, which may include drug testing. Any person who fails or refuses to participate in a screening or assessment without good cause or who tests positive for the use of illegal drugs shall be ineligible to receive TANF payments for a period of one year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102963D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB925)
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
01/28/2010Continued to 2011 in Health, Welfare and Institutions