VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients. (HB836)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients. Requires local departments of social services to screen each VIEW program participant to determine whether probable cause exists to believe the participant is engaged in the use of illegal drugs. The bill provides that when a screening indicates reasonable cause to believe a participant is using illegal drugs, the Department of Social Services shall require drug testing. Any person who fails or refuses to participate in a screening or assessment without good cause or who tests positive for the use of illegal drugs shall be ineligible to receive TANF payments for a period of one year. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/12/2016 Committee
  • 01/12/2016 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102825D
  • 01/12/2016 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/20/2016 Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 01/20/2016 Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 01/29/2016 Impact statement from DPB (HB836)
  • 02/16/2016 Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions