SB 1197 Requires drug screening and testing for TANF applicants and recipients
Sponsor: Crowell Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 3565S.01I Fiscal Note: 3565-01
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 5/16/2008 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 1197-Crowell Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1197 - This act requires the Department of Social Services to develop a program to screen and test applicants or recipients of temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits who the department has reasonable cause to believe, based on the screening, engages in illegal use of controlled substances. Any applicant or recipient who is found to have tested positive for the use of a controlled substance after an administrative hearing shall be declared ineligible for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a period of three years from the date of the administrative hearing. The department shall refer an applicant or recipient who tested positive for the use of a controlled substance under this act to an appropriate substance abuse treatment program approved by the division of alcohol and drug abuse within the department of mental health. The department shall promulgate rules to develop the screening and testing provisions of this section.

ADRIANE CROUSE