Applications for public assistance; may be made electronically. (HB579)

Introduced By

Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic application for public assistance.  Provides that applications for public assistance may be made electronically. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101032D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB579)
02/01/2012Reported from Science and Technology (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/17/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB579ER)
02/24/2012Signed by Speaker
02/27/2012Signed by President
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB579ER)
03/13/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 240 (effective 7/1/12)
03/13/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.