Home Energy Assistance Program; Bd. of Social Svcs. to allow applications to be submitted all year. (HB855)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Karen Keys-Gamarra (D-Fairfax), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Department of Social Services; Home Energy Assistance Program. Authorizes the State Department of Social Services to allow applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program to be submitted over an application period that provides adequate time for individuals to apply and is extended beyond the current application period subject to the availability of adequate funding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104833D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB855)
01/23/2024Referred from General Laws
01/23/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/24/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24106859D-H1
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106859D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB855H1
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB855H1)
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/01/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/04/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024Committee substitute printed 24108808D-S1
03/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Read third time
03/06/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108808D-S1
03/06/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB855S1
03/06/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB855S1)
03/07/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108808D-S1 (98-Y 1-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB855ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB855ER)
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
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 734 (effective 7/1/24)

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