HB2014: Incarcerated individuals; notification of those ineligible for public assistance.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2014

Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 9, 2013
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 53.1 a section numbered 53.1-31.3, relating to notification of incarcerated individuals ineligible for public assistance.
Patron-- Lewis

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 53.1 a section numbered 53.1-31.3 as follows:

53.1-31.3. Notification of incarcerated individuals ineligible for public assistance.

The Department shall, at regular intervals but at least monthly, provide the Department of Social Services with a list of all individuals committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections during the preceding month, to facilitate identification of prisoners who were receiving public assistance benefits prior to commitment to the custody of the Department and who may, as a result of their incarceration, be ineligible to receive such benefits.