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HB 353 - Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries - Key Vote

Florida Key Votes

Daphne Campbell voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Daphne Campbell made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires drug screening for individuals in order to qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beginning July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Requires the individual applying for TANF to pay for the cost of the drug test (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits individuals who test positive for controlled substances from receiving TANF benefits for 1 year (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits individuals who test positive for controlled substances a second time from receiving TANF benefits for 3 years after the date of the second drug screening (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes individuals who test positive on the first drug screening to reapply for TANF benefits after 6 months if they provide documentation of the successful completion of a substance abuse treatment program licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to reimburse individuals for the cost of negative drug tests (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts dependent children under the age of 18 from the drug screening requirement (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a protective payee to receive benefits on behalf of a dependent child if the child's parents test positive and are ineligible for TANF benefits (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (78-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires drug screening for individuals in order to qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beginning July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Requires the individual applying for TANF to pay for the cost of the drug test (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits individuals who test positive for controlled substances from receiving TANF benefits for 1 year (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits individuals who test positive for controlled substances a second time from receiving TANF benefits for 3 years after the date of the second drug screening (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes individuals who test positive on the first drug screening to reapply for TANF benefits after 6 months if they provide documentation of the successful completion of a substance abuse treatment program licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to reimburse individuals for the cost of negative drug tests (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts dependent children under the age of 18 from the drug screening requirement (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a protective payee to receive benefits on behalf of a dependent child if the child's parents test positive and are ineligible for TANF benefits (Sec. 1).
  • This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Health and Human Services Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance Beneficiaries

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