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 Bill Status of HB2441  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Dwight Kay

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/17/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/11/2015HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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