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HB 2181 Food stamps; eligibility to receive benefits if convicted of drug-related felonies.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Food stamp eligibility; 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 first-time felony offense of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance in violation of 18.2-248, provided that he complies with all obligations imposed by the criminal court and the Department of Social Services, is actively engaged in or has completed substance abuse treatment, and participates in drug screenings. Current law prohibits denial of such benefits only if such persons have been convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance.


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