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SB 38 - Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires drug testing for unemployment benefits.

  • Requires an individual who applies for and receives unemployment benefits to submit to and pass a random drug screening (Secs. 1 & 2).   
  • Specifies that the Department of Workforce Services will administer a drug test before the first and thirteenth weekly benefits payments to a random sample of individuals who apply for and receive unemployment benefits (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Prohibits an individual who refuses to submit to a random drug test or tests positive for prohibited drugs from receiving unemployment benefits (Sec. 1).   
  • Prohibits an individual’s drug test results from being released or used as evidence for criminal prosecution (Sec. 1). 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits



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