senate Bill S2680

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to social services
Jan 23, 2013 referred to social services

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S2680 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5026
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง132, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7079, A10082

S2680 - Summary

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

S2680 - Sponsor Memo

S2680 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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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