Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program; distribution of benefits. (HB780)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program; distribution of benefits; restrictions. Provides that the Department of Social Services shall distribute TANF benefits only through electronic benefit cards or direct deposits, and that all TANF electronic benefit cards shall be limited to the TANF Program and conspicuously indicate that they are issued for the purpose of redeeming TANF benefits. The bill expands restrictions on the use of TANF cash benefits and prohibits persons from accepting TANF benefits in exchange for any restricted item or service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102779D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2014Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB780)
01/28/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104503D-H1
01/31/2014Read first time
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104503D-H1
02/03/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB780H1
02/04/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB780H1)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/21/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
02/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Read third time
02/25/2014Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/25/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/26/2014Continued to 2015 in Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 16 minutes.