VIEW; screening and assessment for use of illegal substances. (HB642)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance recipients. Requires local departments of social services to screen each Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW) program participant to determine whether probable cause exists to believe the participant is engaged in the use of illegal drugs. The bill provides that, when a screening indicates reasonable cause to believe a participant is using illegal drugs, the local department of social services shall require drug testing. Any person who fails or refuses to participate in a screening or assessment without good cause or who tests positive for the use of illegal drugs shall be ineligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments for a period of one year, unless he enters into and complies with the requirements of a drug treatment program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102306D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/09/2014Assigned HWI sub: # 2
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB642)
01/23/2014Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB234-Bell, Robert B.)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB642)
01/28/2014Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions