SB 86 Requires drug screening and testing for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families applicants and recipients
Sponsor: Crowell Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 0072S.01I Fiscal Note: 0072-01
Committee: Progress and Development
Last Action: 2/11/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Progress and Development Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 86 - 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.

This act substantially similar to SB 73 (2009), SB 183 (2009) and HCS/HB 30 (2009) and is identical to SB 1197 (2008).