Tennessee gets drug tests for welfare recipients…

Tennessee gets suspicion-based drug testing for welfare recipients

Bill: SB2580/HB2725 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, Rep. Julia Hurley, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, et al., and signed into law by Gov. Haslam, SB2580/HB2725 requires applicants for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits to undergo a drug test before receiving such benefits, based on prior suspicion of drug use. An individual who tests positive for controlled substances as a result of a drug test is ineligible to receive TANF for one year; children may receive benefits through a designated sponsor. The act shall take effect on January 1, 2013.

Also: “Welfare drug testing among new Tennessee laws”

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