Food stamps; eligibility, drug-related felonies. (SB1129)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


12/29/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee


12/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102418D
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1129)
12/29/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB1891 and HB2231.

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