Food stamps; eligibility, drug-related felonies. (HB1891)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Eligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, such individuals may not be denied food stamp benefits based on a felony conviction of possession of a controlled substance, provided that such person is complying with, or has already complied with, all obligations imposed by the criminal court, is actively engaged in or has completed a substance abuse treatment program, participates in periodic drug screenings, and fulfills any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services. Amends § 63.2-505.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/04/2019Committee
01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101723D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1891)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1129 and HB2231.

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