HOUSE BILL No. 5223

 

December 13, 2011, Introduced by Reps. Farrington, MacMaster and Lund and referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.

 

     A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled

 

"The social welfare act,"

 

(MCL 400.1 to 400.119b) by adding section 57v.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 57v. (1) Not later than 60 days after the effective date

 

of the amendatory act that added this section, the department shall

 

establish a program of substance abuse testing as a condition of

 

eligibility for family independence program assistance benefits

 

under this act. The department shall require applicants for family

 

independence program assistance benefits to submit to substance

 

abuse testing before a final determination of eligibility.

 

     (2) If an applicant tests positive for substance abuse, the

 

applicant is ineligible to receive family independence program

 

assistance benefits under this act.

 


     (3) If an applicant refuses to submit to substance abuse

 

testing, the applicant is ineligible to receive family independence

 

program assistance benefits under this act.

 

     (4) If an applicant tests negative for substance abuse and

 

meets all the other eligibility requirements for family

 

independence program assistance benefits, the cost of administering

 

the substance abuse test to the applicant shall be deducted from

 

his or her first family independence assistance payment.