Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created in Department of Social Services. (HB1999)

Introduced By

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 (the Department) an Office of Immigrant Assistance (the Office) to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of becoming citizens. The Office shall provide online (i) advice and assistance regarding the citizenship application process and (ii) information regarding employment and housing services for which such persons may be eligible. The bill provides that the Office shall be funded by such funds currently appropriated to the Department and any existing or available federal grants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102184D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1999)
01/17/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/25/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations


CASA, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Monitoring - no supporting reports to indicate feasibility (fiscal analysis or impact statement from DSS)