senate Bill S2680

Relates to prohibiting illegal drug use and authorizing random drug testing of individuals receiving public assistance

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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Relates to prohibiting illegal drug use; authorizes random drug testing of individuals receiving public assistance.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5026
Versions:
S2680
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง132, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7079, A10082

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BILL NUMBER:S2680

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to
prohibiting illegal drug use and to authorize random drug testing of
individuals receiving public assistance

PURPOSE: To prohibit illegal drug use and authorize random drug testing
of individuals receiving public assistance.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends paragraph b of subdivision 4 of
section 132 of the social services law to allow random drug testing or
drug testing when there is reason to believe an applicant or recipient
of public assistance is illegally using any drugs or is dependent on
alcohol or drugs.

Section 2. Provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill was created in response to the growing suspi-
cion that some individuals who receive public assistance are also using
illegal drugs. Therefore, this bill would permit local social services
districts who may have some concerns of illegal drug use to drug test
applicants or recipient of public assistance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7079/A.10082 Referred to Social Services

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 60 days after becoming a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2680

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  illegal  drug  use and to authorize random drug testing of individuals
  receiving public assistance

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 132 of the social
services law, as added by section 23 of part B of  chapter  436  of  the
laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  (b)  When  the  screening  process  indicates  that there is reason to
believe that an applicant or recipient is ILLEGALLY USING ANY  DRUGS  OR
IS  abusing  or  dependent on alcohol or drugs, OR IN THE EVENT A RANDOM
DRUG TEST PERFORMED BY OR ON BEHALF  OF  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT
INDICATES  THE  PRESENCE  OF  ANY  ILLEGAL  DRUGS,  the  social services
district shall require a formal alcohol or substance  abuse  assessment,
which  may  include  drug  testing, to be performed by an alcohol and/or
substance abuse professional credentialed by the  office  of  alcoholism
and  substance  abuse services. The assessment may be performed directly
by the district or pursuant to contract with the district.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have  become a law provided, however, that the commissioner of temporary
and disability assistance shall have the power to promulgate  any  rules
or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07133-01-3

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