Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW) Program; eligibility. (HB2154)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


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. The 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


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103007D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2011Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2154)
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions