Public assistance; local director of social services to determine eligibility. (HB1918)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patron Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public assistance; determining eligibility. Requires a local director of social services to verify identity, income, assets, and other information about an applicant for public assistance necessary, and consistent with federal law and regulations, for the purpose of determining eligibility for public assistance, eliminating the duplication of assistance, and deterring fraud and to deny public assistance in cases in which information provided by an applicant is inconsistent with information obtained by the local director. The bill requires the Department of Social Services to enter into a contract with a third-party vendor for the provision of data for the search required to be made by local directors of social services and to report annually to the General Assembly on the specific types and sources of information that local directors are using for such purpose, the number of applications for public assistance reviewed by local directors each year, the number of cases in which eligibility was approved or denied, the number of cases referred for investigation of potential fraud, and any savings to the Commonwealth resulting therefrom. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100629D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1918)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Committee substitute printed 15104101D-H1
02/03/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2015Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104827D-H2
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute on Health, Welfare and Institutions rejected 15104101D-H1
02/09/2015Committee substitute on Appropriations agreed to 15104827D-H2
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1918H2
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1918H2)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/20/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105354D-S1
02/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105354D-S1
02/24/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1918S1
02/24/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/25/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105354D-S1 (94-Y 0-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1918ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1918ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.