TANF; eligibility for drug-related felonies. (SB155)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in violation of § 18.2-250, 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 meets any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services. This bill was incorporated into SB 124. Read the Bill »


01/10/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102019D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB155)
01/10/2020Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services (SB124-Locke) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)