Bill Status of HB0265 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PUB AID-TANF-DRUG SCREENING
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Administration Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall require a drug test to screen each individual who applies for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and that subject to federal approval, the Department shall require a drug test to screen each individual who applies for benefits under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Provides that an individual who tests positive for controlled substances as a result of a drug test is ineligible to receive TANF benefits or SNAP benefits for one year after the date of the positive drug test, with certain exceptions. Contains provisions concerning notice; persons required to comply with the drug testing requirements; persons exempt from the drug testing requirements; reimbursements for the cost of the drug testing; and other matters. Effective July 1, 2021.