Unemployment/workers compensation; testing for the use of nonprescribed controlled substances. (HB153)

Introduced By

Del. Marie March (R-Floyd)

Progress

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

Description

Unemployment compensation and workers' compensation; testing for the use of nonprescribed controlled substances. Requires, for an applicant for unemployment benefits for whom the only suitable work available is in an occupation that regularly requires drug testing, the applicant, as a condition of eligibility, to provide the Virginia Employment Commission with the results of a drug test that is negative for the use of a nonprescribed controlled substance. The bill also requires, under the Workers' Compensation Act, in order to determine the cause of a workplace accident that harmed an employee, an employer to require post-accident drug testing for the use of a nonprescribed controlled substance of any employee whose conduct could have contributed to the accident. The bill also prohibits an insurer from providing premium discounts for a drug-free workplace to an employer unless the employer has policies in place requiring such post-accident drug testing. Read the Bill »

Status

01/18/2022: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101885D
01/09/2022Committee
01/09/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/18/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2

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