senate Bill S174

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to social services
Jan 05, 2011 referred to social services

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S174 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A227
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง131, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7436, A3602

S174 - Summary

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

S174 - Sponsor Memo

S174 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   174

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, LARKIN, LITTLE, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- 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 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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