Public assistance; written and oral information to applicant. (HB997)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application for public assistance; information to applicant.  Requires local departments of social services to provide each applicant for public assistance with written and oral information regarding all rights and responsibilities of the applicant with regard to eligibility for and continued receipt of public assistance and to require the applicant to acknowledge in writing that he has received such information. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102549D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Committee substitute printed 12104386D-H1
01/20/2012Read first time
01/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB997)
01/23/2012Read second time
01/23/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104386D-H1
01/23/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB997H1
01/24/2012Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
01/24/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB997H1)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/17/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2012Passed Senate with amendment (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Placed on Calendar
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB997ER)
03/01/2012Signed by Speaker
03/03/2012Signed by President
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB997ER)
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.


Nessa writes:

I believe that the way the decision is made to determine whether an individual is eligible for food stamps is unfair,not many individuals bring home the gross before taxes it is usually what comes once taxes have been taken out.I feel that there should be a reconsider in decision making for food stamps.I also feel that there are some who take advantage of the system and it is being allowed.I do not not agree that the only way to get assistance is by being pregnant or disabled ,when you have individuals who do not work and just get getting pregnant are getting assistance than those who work and are being honest and just need a little assistance to help them out.I think their should be another way about how a decision is made for individuals who apply for assistance to help the help they need.