SB 1005 Deems a positive test for controlled substances or excessive blood alcohol content misconduct connected with work
LR Number:3895S.02P Fiscal Note:3895-02
Committee:Labor and Industrial Relations
Last Action:04/30/02 - Hearing Conducted H Labor Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 1005 - This act deems a positive test result for controlled substances or for blood alcohol content of eight- hundredths of one percent or more as misconduct connected with work. Claimants suspended or terminated for a positive test results are ineligible for benefits. Such claimants may become eligible if they participate in a state-approved drug or alcohol treatment program.

Employers suspending or terminating employees pursuant to this act must publicly post a controlled substance and alcohol workplace policy which warns that a positive test result will be deemed misconduct and may result in suspension, treatment intervention, or termination.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 114 (2001).