|SB 0559||Public Assistance Recipients May Be Asked to Take Drug Test|
|LR Number:||L2173.01I||Fiscal Note:||2173-01|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||02/19/96 - Hearing Conducted S Public Health & Welfare Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SB 559 - This act provides that a person receiving public assistance is deemed to agree to a drug test to determine the use of controlled substances, upon the request of the Director of the Department of Social Services or the County Prosecuting Attorney. Any public assistance recipient who tests positive for the use of a non-prescribed controlled substance, shall after an administrative hearing, be declared ineligible for all public assistance benefits for three years.
Any public assistance recipient who has plead guilty or who
has been found guilty of violation of the Drug Regulations found
in Chapter 195, shall be ineligible to receive public assistance
for a period of time to be determined by the sentencing judge not
to exceed 5 years.