Public assistance; eligibility determinations. (HB1847)

Introduced By

Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public assistance; eligibility determinations. Allows the Commissioner of the State Department of Social Services, when necessary to overcome backlogs in the application and renewal process, to temporarily employ other entities to receive and process applications for public assistance, conduct periodic eligibility renewals, and perform other tasks associated with eligibility determinations. The bill also directs local departments of social services and the Commissioner to perform certain tasks related to eligibility determinations that are currently delegated to local boards of social services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101406D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1847)
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1847E
02/02/2015Printed as engrossed 15101406D-E
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1847E)
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/13/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1847ER)
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1847ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 513 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0513)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.