2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Scott
TANF for Individuals Convicted for Felony Drug Distribution or Conspiracy to Distribute Charge

Item 350 #2h

Item 350 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $46,296 FY2022 $46,296 NGF

Page 352, line 32, strike "$283,294,242" and insert "$283,340,538".
Page 352, line 32, strike "$140,842,535" and insert "$140,888,831".

Page 355, after line 4, insert:

"R.  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 drug distribution in violation of § 18.2-248, or a conspiracy to distribute charge, 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."


(This amendment adds $46,296 from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant to provide TANF to individuals who have been convicted of a felony drug distribution or conspiracy to distribute charge.)