Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 295]
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Penalties for Spending Violations
Action 4048
[Withdrawn 10/18/2018]
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.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003915]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6697 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/18/2018 after the comment period had ended.
6893 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 10/18/2018 after the comment period had ended.
7598 Final Stage withdrawn on 10/18/2018 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Golden  / Program Manager
Address: Division of Benefit Programs
801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: ()-