Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); eligibility, drug-related felonies. (HB1068)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance shall not be denied assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, provided that he complies with all obligations imposed by the court and the Department of Social Services, is actively engaged in or has completed substance abuse treatment, and participates in drug screenings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14102305D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2014Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1068)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1068)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2014Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Appropriations