TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies. (HB828)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103602D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/20/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB828)
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

SENTENCE AS A RESULT OF THE ORDER TO PAY THE COURT ORDERED RESTITUTION THAT WENT ALLOCK WITH THEIR CONVICTION. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 605 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.


Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): ON THE MOTION TO RECOMMIT. THIS BILL WAS HEARD IN COMMITTEE. IT WAS VOTED ON IN COMMITTEE. YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR. TO CAST VOTES ON BILLS UP OR DOWN. AND THIS IS A BILL THAT IS IN GOOD FORM. IF WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE UNDERLYING POLICY BEHIND THE REGISTRY, YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT FIND SOME PEOPLE OVER HERE ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE VERY REPRESENTATIVE TO TRYING TO -- RECEPTIVE TO TRYING TO LOOK AT WAYS THAT WE CAN STRUCTURE THE REGISTRY TO AVOID UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, BUT WHAT WE'VE GOT IS A BILL THAT IS WELL CONCEIVED, THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICY, THAT IS AIMED AT PROTECTING THE PEOPLE THAT THE REGISTRY IS

Comments

ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.