assembly Bill A227

Provides that before a person may receive public assistance benefits, he or she must submit to a drug test

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CROUCH

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • HELD FOR CONSIDERATION IN SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Provides that before a person may receive public assistance benefits, he or she must submit to and pass a drug test.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S174
Versions:
A227
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง131, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A3602, S7436
2007-2008: A10600, A10600
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   227

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CROUCH -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to people receiving
  public assistance

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 131 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9-a to read as follows:
  9-A. UPON DETERMINING THAT A PERSON IS ELIGIBLE FOR ANY FORM OR  CATE-
GORY  OF  PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND PRIOR TO MAKING ANY DISTRIBUTION TO SUCH
PERSON, THE SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL SHALL REQUIRE  THE  PERSON  SEEKING
ASSISTANCE  TO  SUBMIT  TO A DRUG TEST. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL
ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE  METHOD  OF  TESTING,  THE
FREQUENCY  OF  TESTING,  THE SUBSTANCES FOR WHICH TO BE TESTED, AND WHAT
CONSTITUTES FAILING SUCH DRUG TEST. IF A PERSON FAILS THE DRUG TEST,  HE
OR  SHE  SHALL  ENROLL IN A DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAM CERTIFIED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH. SUCH PERSON SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY
ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS CHAPTER IF HE OR SHE FAILS TO ENROLL AND  ACTIVELY
PARTICIPATE IN THE REHABILITATION PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01225-01-1

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