Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created. (SB604)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of Immigrant Assistance created. Establishes in the Department of Social Services an Office of Immigrant Assistance to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of becoming citizens. The Office shall provide (i) advice and assistance regarding the citizenship application process and (ii) assistance with finding and securing employment, housing, and services for which such persons may be eligible. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103707D
01/13/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB604)
01/24/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB604E
02/07/2014Printed as engrossed 14103707D-E
02/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB604E)
02/10/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2014Referred from General Laws
02/18/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/27/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/04/2014Left in Appropriations