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SF 1261

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:19am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; requiring drug screening for MFIP eligibility;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256J.15, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256J.15, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Eligibility; drug screening. new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible for MFIP, a person must
undergo drug and alcohol screening, to the extent practicable, following the established
procedures and reliability safeguards provided for screening in sections 181.951, 181.953,
and 181.954. A county agency must require a recipient of benefits to undergo random
drug screening. An applicant must provide evidence of a negative test result to the
appropriate county agency prior to being accepted for MFIP benefits and prior to receiving
an extension of benefits under section 256J.425.
new text end

new text begin (b) A laboratory must report to the appropriate county agency any positive test
results returned on an applicant or recipient of MFIP benefits. Upon receipt of a
positive test result, a county agency must deny or discontinue benefits until the person
demonstrates a pattern of negative test results that satisfy the agency that the person
is no longer a drug user.
new text end