TANF; diversionary cash assistance. (HB1371)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


TANF; diversionary cash assistance. Imposes a minimum threshold of $1,500 on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversionary cash assistance. The bill provides that any person who receives TANF diversionary cash assistance waives his eligibility for TANF for the number of days for which assistance is granted multiplied by 1.33. The bill also requires the Board of Social Services to adopt regulations to enable TANF-eligible applicants meeting certain criteria to receive a TANF emergency assistance payment of up to $1,500 to prevent eviction or to address needs resulting from a fire or natural disaster. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102506D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2020Assigned HWI sub: Welfare
01/14/2020Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1371)
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1371E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20102506D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1371E)
02/21/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1371ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1371ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1159 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1159)