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 Bill Status of HB0402  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  TANF-SUBSTANCE ABUSE TESTING

House Sponsors
Rep. David B. Reis

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/4-1.5b new


Synopsis As Introduced
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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David B. Reis
  1/12/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/12/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/8/2017HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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