11RS HB402
LRC Seal

HB402

11RS

WWW Version

The hyperlink to a bill draft that precedes a summary contains the most recent version (Introduced/GA/Enacted) of the bill. If the session has ended, the hyperlink contains the latest version of the bill at the time of sine die adjournment. Note that the summary pertains to the bill as introduced, which is often different from the most recent version.


HB 402 (BR 1461) - M. Henley

     AN ACT relating to substance abuse screening for public assistance recipients.
     Amend KRS 205.200 to require the cabinet to design and implement a substance abuse screening program for individuals receiving monetary assistance, food stamps, or medical assistance; permit blood or urine testing but require less expensive methods first; state that adult recipient's are ineligible if the person does not participate in the program or tests positive for a controlled substance for which that person does not have a prescription; require screening before the person begins to receive public assistance, and once per year during a random month; make results of testing inadmissible in criminal proceedings; create a probationary period of 60 days following the first positive test, then require the recipient to pay for a second test after 60 days; recipients with a negative result must pass two additional random screenings during the next 24 months; individuals failing the second test face immediate suspension of benefits; after a subsequent failed test, a protective services visit to the home of the recipient shall be made to determine the safety of any children in the home; after a third failed test the cabinet shall investigate if the children should be renewed from the home; provide that the provisions of the Act shall not become operational unless the U.S. Congress passes a law to permit substance abuse screening as a condition of eligibility, to permit randomized substance abuse screening, and to provide funding for the program.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Health & Welfare (H)


Legislature Home Page | Record Front Page