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                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2013
        Introduced  by M. of A. CROUCH, GIGLIO, HAWLEY, BARCLAY, CERETTO, JOHNS,
          McLAUGHLIN, P. LOPEZ, PALMESANO, BLANKENBUSH -- Multi-Sponsored by  --
          M. of A. GOODELL, LOSQUADRO, OAKS, TENNEY -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Social Services

        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to people receiving
          public assistance
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 131 of the social services law is amended by adding
     2  a new subdivision 9-a to read as follows:
     3    9-a. Upon determining that a person is eligible for any form or  cate-
     4  gory  of  public assistance and prior to making any distribution to such
     5  person, the social services official shall require  the  person  seeking
     6  assistance  to  submit  to a drug test. The commissioner of health shall
     7  establish rules and regulations regarding the  method  of  testing,  the
     8  frequency  of  testing,  the substances for which to be tested, and what

     9  constitutes failing such drug test. If a person fails the drug test,  he
    10  or  she  shall  enroll in a drug rehabilitation program certified by the
    11  commissioner of health. Such person shall not be eligible to receive any
    12  assistance under this chapter if he or she fails to enroll and  actively
    13  participate in the rehabilitation program.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    15  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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