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House Bill 1559


House Bill 1559

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Drug testing of recipients of assistance. Requires the division of family resources to develop a program to randomly test individuals applying for or receiving assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for the use of a controlled substance. Provides that an individual who tests positive for a controlled substance without a prescription is ineligible to receive TANF assistance. Provides that an individual who is ineligible to receive assistance may reapply for assistance under the TANF program on the earlier of: (1) six months after the date the individual tested positive for a controlled substance if, before the individual reapplies for assistance, the individual tests negative for the use of a controlled substance; or (2) the date the individual complies with and completes a drug abuse treatment program. Requires the department of workforce development to develop a program to randomly test individuals applying for or receiving benefits under the unemployment insurance program for the use of a controlled substance. Establishes similar requirements as those established for the testing under the TANF program.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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