Bill Text: VA HB2397 | 2019 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: TANF; eligibility, drug-related felonies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice [HB2397 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB2397-Comm_Sub.html
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HOUSE BILL NO. 2397
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Appropriations
on February 1, 2019)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Lopez)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 63.2-607.1, relating to TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.

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 first-time felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in violation of §18.2-250, provided that such person complies 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 complies with or has already complied with any other obligations as determined by the Department.

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