TANF; eligibility, drug-related felonies. (HB945)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101638D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB945)
01/22/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2018Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations