S0140. Drug test required for person seeking public assistance

South Carolina Legislature. 120th General Assembly. Senate.

Introduced:
Dec 18, 2012
Last Action:
Jan 08, 2013
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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History

Dec 18, 2012: Prefiled

Dec 18, 2012: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Jan 08, 2013: Introduced and read first time

Jan 08, 2013: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Summary

By Adding Article 27, Relating To Drug Testing And Public Assistance, To Define The Term "public Assistance", To Provide That, Except As Otherwise Prohibited By Law, A Person Seeking Public Assistance Must Submit To Certain Drug Tests, To Provide That A Person Must Be Given Notice That Drug Testing Will Be Conducted As A Condition For Receiving Benefits And That The Person Must Bear The Cost Of Testing, To Provide That A Person Who Tests Positive For Controlled Substances Is Ineligible To Receive Benefits For One Year After The Date Of The Positive Drug Test, To Provide That A Person Who Tests Positive And Is Denied Benefits As A Result May Reapply For Those Benefits After Six Months If He Successfully Completes A Substance Abuse Treatment Program And Passes An Initial Drug Test, To Provide That A Person Who Twice Fails A Drug Test May Not Receive Additional Public Assistance, And To Provide That An Agency That Administers This Test To A Person Who Twice Fails The Test Immediately Shall Terminate Public Assistance Benefits It Pays Him.