TANF; restrictions on use of cash assistance, not to access cash through electronic transaction. (HB1577)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), and Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


TANF; restrictions on use of cash assistance. Prohibits the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance paid to an eligible recipient (i) for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, lottery tickets, or sexually explicit visual materials or (ii) in any transaction in any government store established for the sale of alcoholic beverages, establishment in which tattooing or body-piercing is performed for hire or consideration, establishment in which pari-mutuel wagering or charitable gaming is conducted, or adult entertainment establishment in which performers appear nude or partially nude. The bill also directs the Department of Social Services to develop and implement procedures for enforcing the provisions of this act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101969D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2013Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013Incorporates HB2153 and HB 1307
01/22/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1577)
01/22/2013Committee substitute printed 13104279D-H1
01/22/2013Incorporates HB2153
01/22/2013Incorporates HB1307
01/23/2013Read first time
01/24/2013Read second time
01/24/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104279D-H1
01/24/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1577H1
01/24/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1577H1)
01/25/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1577ER)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1577ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1577ER)
03/12/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 733 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB1577ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 733 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0733)


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 2 minutes.


Gregg writes:

Why isn't this already a law?