Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
Board
State Board of Social Services
chapter
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 295]
Action:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Penalties for Spending Violations
 
General Information
Action Summary The intent of the proposed action is to amend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) regulation by adding penalties for persons violating spending restrictions. The Code of Virginia, § 63.2-621, states that TANF recipients may not access TANF benefits through electronic transactions for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, lottery tickets, or sexually explicit visual materials. In addition, TANF electronic benefit transactions shall not take place in any government store established for the sale of alcoholic beverages, any establishment in which pari-mutuel wagering or charitable gaming is conducted, an establishment in which tattooing or body-piercing is performed, or any establishment that provides adult-oriented entertainment. The regulation will provide for the imposition of penalties for violation of the provisions of the Code of Virginia § 63.2-621.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003915]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6697 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/15/2014.
6893 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/25/2016.
7598 Final Governor's office review on hold pending external action.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Golden  / Program Manager
Address: Division of Benefit Programs
801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: mark.golden@dss.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: ()-