VA HB2397 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


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 assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, provided that he complies with all obligations imposed by the court and the Department of Social Services and is actively engaged in or has completed a substance abuse treatment program.

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TANF; eligibility, drug-related felonies.


Roll Calls

2019-02-04 - House - House: VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (49-Y 48-N) (Y: 49 N: 48 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-02-01 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-01 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N) (Y: 7 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-29 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 4-N) (Y: 18 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-24 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N) (Y: 7 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-22 - House - House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 6-N) (Y: 4 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-02-04HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-02-04HouseVOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (49-Y 48-N)
2019-02-04HouseMotion to refer to committee agreed to (49-Y 48-N)
2019-02-04HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 19106344D-H1
2019-02-04HouseRead second time
2019-02-03HouseRead first time
2019-02-01HouseCommittee substitute printed 19106344D-H1
2019-02-01HouseReported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
2019-02-01HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
2019-01-30HouseAssigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
2019-01-29HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2019-01-29HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 4-N)
2019-01-24HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2019-01-24HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
2019-01-24HouseReconsidered by HWI subcommittee #2
2019-01-22HouseSubcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 6-N)
2019-01-16HouseAssigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2019-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102526D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
632607.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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