Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created in Department of Social Services. (SB1521)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


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


01/19/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104150D
01/19/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1521)
01/27/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)