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TANF; eligibility for 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.

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01/07/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102605D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20102605D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 814
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 63.2-607.1, relating to eligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies.
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    Patron-- Ward
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    Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 63.2-607.1 as follows:

    63.2-607.1. Eligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies.

    A person who is otherwise eligible to receive TANF assistance shall be exempt from the application of � 115(a)(1) of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, P.L. 104-193, and 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.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Jeion A. Ward D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/14/2020 House House: Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
    01/07/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102605D
    01/07/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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    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 per
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