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 Bill Status of HB0265  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PUB AID-TANF-DRUG SCREENING

House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.54 new


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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  1/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/2/2021HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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