HB 2330 -- Temporary Assistance Benefits for Needy Families
This bill requires the Department of Social Services to develop a
program to screen and test applicants for or recipients of the
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program benefits
who the department has reasonable cause to believe, based on the
screening, engages in the illegal use of controlled substances.
Applicants or recipients who test positive for the use of a
controlled substance after an administrative hearing will be
declared ineligible for TANF benefits for three years beginning
on the date of the administrative hearing decision. The
department will refer individuals who tested positive to a
substance abuse treatment program approved by the Division of
Alcohol and Drug Abuse within the Department of Mental Health.