SB 0190 Deems a positive test for controlled substances or excessive blood alcohol content misconduct connected with work
Sponsor:Loudon Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:0653S.01I Fiscal Note:0653-01
Committee:Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action:01/22/03 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance Journal page:S117
and Industrial Relations Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 190 - 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 result 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 the perfected Senate version of SB 1005 (2002).