HB 73 VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
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Summary as introduced:

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 substances. The bill provides that when a screening indicates reasonable cause to believe a participant is using illegal substances, the local department of social services shall require a formal substance abuse assessment of the participant, which may include 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 substances shall be ineligible to receive TANF payments for a period of one year, unless he enters into and complies with the requirements of a drug treatment program; however, an individual has one opportunity during the subsequent 12-month period to comply with the screening, assessment, or treatment requirements and be reinstated to eligibility for TANF benefits. This bill incorporates HB 221, HB 249, HB 598, and HB 955.

Full text:
12/21/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100462D  pdf | impact statements
01/24/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104603D-H1  pdf | impact statement

12/21/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100462D
12/21/11  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/12  House: Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/23/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 3-N)
01/24/12  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (14-Y 8-N)
01/24/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104603D-H1
01/24/12  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/12  House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/24/12  House: Incorporates HB955
01/24/12  House: Incorporates HB249
01/24/12  House: Incorporates HB598
01/24/12  House: Incorporates HB221
02/06/12  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 by voice vote
02/08/12  House: Continued to 2013 in Appropriations by voice vote