Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; new participants not required to appear in person. (HB150)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Josh Thomas (D-Gainesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; applications. Prohibits the Board of Social Services from requiring persons applying to participate or renewing their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to appear in person. The bill also codifies the Department of Health's authority to implement a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program), which is currently authorized by regulation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Servicess
01/02/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100937D
01/02/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/15/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
01/17/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB150)
01/18/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2024Committee substitute printed 24105707D-H1
01/25/2024Read first time
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB150H1)
01/26/2024Read second time
01/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105707D-H1
01/26/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB150H1
01/29/2024Read third time and passed House (89-Y 9-N)
01/29/2024VOTE: Passage (89-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2024Rereferred from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/01/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB150ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB150ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 435 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)

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