Food stamps; eligibility, drug-related felonies. (HB2231)

Introduced By

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)

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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103180D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2231)
01/17/2019Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1129 and HB1891.