TANF; eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies. (HB1632)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), and Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies.  Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive TANF assistance shall not be denied assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance provided he complies with all obligations imposed by the court, has completed substance abuse treatment, and participates in drug screenings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101873D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2011Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1632)
01/20/2011Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice