2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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SB 124: SNAP Benefits for Persons Convicted of Felony Drug Offenses

Item 350 #1s

Item 350 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $132,361 FY2022 $132,361 GF
FY2021 $132,361 FY2022 $132,361 NGF

Page 352, line 32, strike "$283,294,242" and insert "$283,558,964".
Page 352, line 32, strike "$140,842,535" and insert "$141,107,257".


(This amendment provides $132,361 each year from the general fund and $132,361 each year from nongeneral funds for the fiscal impact of legislation which removes conditions under which a person who has been convicted of a drug-related felony may receive food stamp benefits. Under current law, a person otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied food stamp benefits based on a felony conviction 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 fulfills any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services.)