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HB 1385 - Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients - Key Vote

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Kathy Hawken voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (19-72) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires drug testing for welfare recipients.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to be drug tested if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the applicant is engaged in the use of a controlled substance, at the expense of the individual (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the individual to be reimbursed for the cost of the drug test if the individual tests negative for drugs (Sec. 1). 
  • Prohibits an individual who tests positive for drugs from receiving TANF benefits for 1 year (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual who tests positive for drugs to reapply for TANF benefits after 6 months if the applicant has successfully completed a drug treatment program (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an individual who tests positive for drugs on a second drug test from receiving TANF benefits for 3 years (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a designated individual to receive TANF benefits for a child if the child’s parent is ineligible for the benefits due to the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Requires both parents in a two-parent family to comply with drug testing requirements (Sec. 1). 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

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