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Full Text of HB4180  100th General Assembly

HB4180 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB4180

 

Introduced , by Rep. David B. Reis

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
305 ILCS 5/4-1.5b new

    Amends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that not later than 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the Department of Human Services shall, by emergency rule, establish a program of substance abuse testing as a condition of eligibility for benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Provides that the Department shall require applicants for TANF benefits to submit to substance abuse testing before a final determination of eligibility. Provides that an applicant shall be ineligible for TANF benefits if (i) the applicant tests positive for substance abuse or (ii) the applicant refuses to submit to substance abuse testing. Provides that if an applicant tests negative for substance abuse and meets all the other eligibility requirements for TANF benefits, the cost of administering the substance abuse test to the applicant shall be deducted from the applicant's first benefits payment.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 4-1.5b as follows:
 
6    (305 ILCS 5/4-1.5b new)
7    Sec. 4-1.5b. Substance abuse testing; eligibility.
8    (a) Not later than 60 days after the effective date of this
9amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, the Department
10shall, by emergency rule adopted under Section 5-45 of the
11Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, establish a program of
12substance abuse testing as a condition of eligibility for
13benefits under this Article. The Department shall require
14applicants for benefits under this Article to submit to
15substance abuse testing before a final determination of
16eligibility.
17    (b) If an applicant tests positive for substance abuse, the
18applicant shall be ineligible to receive benefits under this
19Article.
20    (c) If an applicant refuses to submit to substance abuse
21testing, the applicant shall be ineligible to receive benefits
22under this Article.
23    (d) If an applicant tests negative for substance abuse and

 

 

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1meets all the other eligibility requirements for benefits under
2this Article, the cost of administering the substance abuse
3test to the applicant shall be deducted from the applicant's
4first benefits payment.