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SB 191 - Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires certain recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) to undergo drug testing, effective October 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to be drug tested if the applicant has been convicted for use or distribution of a drug within 5 years prior to the date of the application or initial TANF payment (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an individual who tests positive on the initial drug test to receive a warning which states that a subsequent positive drug test will result in the loss eligibility for the TANF cash assistance program (Sec. 2)
  • Requires an individual who tests positive on a second drug test to be ineligible for the TANF cash assistance program for one year after the date of the positive drug test (Sec. 2).
  • Requires an individual who tests positive on a third drug test to be permanently ineligible for the TANF cash assistance program (Sec. 2)
  • 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. 2). 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients

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