SB 6 VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

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 is contingent upon an appropriation of General Funds effectuating the provisions of the bill. This bill incorporates SB 83 and SB 318.

Full text:
12/05/11  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100189D  pdf | impact statements
02/03/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105051D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/14/12  Senate: Printed as engrossed 12105051D-ES1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105598D-H1  pdf

Senate amendments

12/05/11  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100189D
12/05/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/30/12  Senate: Assigned Rehab sub: Social Services
02/03/12  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
02/03/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105051D-S1
02/03/12  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/06/12  Senate: Incorporates SB318
02/06/12  Senate: Incorporates SB83
02/09/12  Senate: Reported from Finance with amendments (9-Y 6-N)
02/13/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Read second time
02/14/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/14/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12105051D-S1
02/14/12  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/14/12  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB6ES1
02/14/12  Senate: Printed as engrossed 12105051D-ES1
02/14/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Passed Senate (20-Y 20-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Chair votes yes
02/16/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/16/12  House: Read first time
02/16/12  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/21/12  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (14-Y 8-N)
02/21/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105598D-H1
02/21/12  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/12  House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/27/12  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 by voice vote
02/27/12  House: Continued to 2013 in Appropriations by voice vote