Medicaid; Training, Education, Employment, and Opportunity Program for able-bodied adult recipients. (HB338)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medicaid; work requirement; report. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (the Department) to apply for a waiver to implement a work requirement for able-bodied adult recipients of medical assistance services. The bill requires the Department to administer the Training, Education, Employment, and Opportunity Program (the Program) to enable Medicaid enrollees to improve their health and well-being through training, education, employment and other community engagement opportunities leading to self-sufficiency. The bill requires Medicaid recipients to participate in the program but provides exceptions for children, individuals age 65 or older, individuals with certain disabilities, and individuals who are the primary caregiver for a dependent. The bill requires enrollees to meet gradually escalating participation requirements, culminating in 20 hours per week of required participation after 12 months of enrollment. The bill provides that the Program shall work with Virginia Workforce Centers or One-Stops to provide services to enrollees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102781D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB338)
01/30/2018Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Committee substitute printed 18106104D-H1
01/30/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB338H1)
02/09/2018Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB338H1)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18107013D-H2
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute from Rules rejected 18106104D-H1
02/12/2018Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 18107013D-H2
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB338H2
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (64-Y 36-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/01/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Education and Health