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HB 1483 Department of Housing and Community Development; Percentage of Income Payment Program.

HB 1483 Department of Housing and Community Development; Percentage of Income Payment Program. Introduced by: Lamont Bagby | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Department of Housing and Community Development; Percentage of Income Payment Program. Creates the Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP), which caps the monthly electric utility payment of low-income participants at six percent, or, if the participant's home uses electric heat, 10 percent, of the participant's household income. The bill sets forth eligibility criteria for participation in PIPP, establishes the PIPP Fund to pay electric utility providers the balance of low-income participants' accounts and to fund energy efficiency and weatherization initiatives, and provides directives to the Department

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HB 1477 Application for public assistance; eligibility; review of records.

Introduced by: Dave A. LaRock | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Application for public assistance; eligibility; review of records. Requires entities processing applications for medical assistance and other public assistance to conduct a review of death records and records relating to the applicant's incarceration status, employment status, and income to determine whether the applicant is eligible for assistance.

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HB 1426 School boards; school meals; availability to students.

Introduced by: Danica A. Roem | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: School boards; school meals; availability to students. Requires each school board to require each public elementary and secondary school in the local school division to participate in the federal National School Lunch Program and the federal School Breakfast Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to make meals available pursuant to such programs to any student who requests such a meal, regardless of such student's family income or whether such student has the money to pay for the meal or owes money for meals previously provided, unless the student's parent has provided written permission to the school board to withhold such a meal from the student.

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HB 1410 Food stamps; Restaurant Meals Program.

Introduced by: Danica A. Roem | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Food stamps; Restaurant Meals Program. Directs the Department of Social Services to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill requires the Department to develop and implement a plan to begin such participation no later than January 1, 2021.

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HB 1371 TANF; diversionary cash assistance.

HB 1371 TANF; diversionary cash assistance. Introduced by: Jeffrey M. Bourne | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: TANF; diversionary cash assistance. Imposes a minimum threshold of $1,500 on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversionary cash assistance. The bill provides that any person who receives TANF diversionary cash assistance waives his eligibility for TANF for the number of days for which assistance is granted multiplied by 1.33.

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SB 937 Virginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Program.

Introduced by: Scott A. Surovell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Community College System; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Program, beginning in 2020, for the purpose of providing access to postsecondary educational opportunities to students living in poverty. The Program would provide scholarships to select comprehensive community colleges in the maximum amount of $4,000 per year to 200 selected students who meet TANF eligibility requirements. The Program would be funded by the unexpended balance in federal TANF block grant funds. The bill directs VCCS to report to the Governor and the General

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HB 1137 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Virginia Initiative for Education and Work.

Introduced by: Alfonso H. Lopez | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; hardship exception. Requires the Department of Social Services to (i) keep records of the number of Virginia Initiative for Education and Work participants that receive an exception to the time limitations on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families due to hardship and the specific circumstances relied upon to grant such exceptions and (ii) annually publish non-identifying statistics

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HB 1130 TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.

Introduced by: Alfonso H. Lopez | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) shall not be denied assistance due solely to a conviction of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance under § 18.2-250, provided 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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HB 814 Eligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies.

Introduced by: Jeion A. Ward | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: 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 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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HB 786 Eligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies.

Introduced by: Lamont Bagby | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Eligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. 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.

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