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
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Current Bill Summary

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.