H.R. 3601 (112th): Ensuring Quality in the Unemployment Insurance Program (EQUIP) Act

Dec 07, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jack Kingston
Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district
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Dec 07, 2011
6 pages
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H.R. 3454 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 12, 2013


This bill was introduced on December 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 07, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 07, 2011
Full Title

To amend title III of the Social Security Act to require a substance abuse risk assessment and targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (6R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce


House Ways and Means

Human Resources

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Ensuring Quality in the Unemployment Insurance Program (EQUIP) Act - Amends title III (Grants to States for Unemployment Compensation Administration) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require state unemployment compensation (UC) laws to require, as a condition of UC eligibility for a benefit year, an applicant, before receiving any UC, to:
(1) complete a substance abuse risk assessment; and
(2) test negative for controlled substances within one week after the results of such assessment if the state determines that the applicant is a high-risk.
Prescribes retesting requirements and UC payment suspensions for applicants who test positive.
Amends SSA title XVIII (Medicare) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide funding for such substance abuse testing out of current funds appropriated for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and, after application of those funds, for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.

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