HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 346, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
testing. Any applicant or recipient of temporary assistance for
needy families cash benefits who the department has reasonable cause to believe
engages in the illegal use of a controlled substance shall be subject to drug
testing to be eligible for the cash benefits. Any applicant or recipient who
tests positive for the use of a controlled substance that was not prescribed for
the applicant or recipient by a licensed health care provider or who refuses to
consent to a drug test shall be ineligible to receive cash benefits for a
period of one year. The department shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 as
necessary to effectuate this section."
SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Drug Testing; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Requires applicants and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash benefits to submit to drug testing when reasonable cause exists indicating illegal drug use. Establishes ineligibility to receive benefits for one year for testing positive or refusing to submit to drug testing.
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