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CS/CS/CS/HB 1205: Drug-free Workplaces

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Appropriations Committee ; Government Operations Subcommittee ; Smith ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Burgin ; Costello

Drug-free Workplaces; Requires drug testing to be conducted within each state agency's appropriation; authorizes agencies within state government to require employees to submit to periodic random drug testing; revises provisions relating to discharging or disciplining certain employees; authorizes agency to refer employee, at employee's expense or at expense of health insurance plan, to employee assistance program or alcohol & drug rehabilitation program if not discharged; requires employer to transfer employee to job assignment he or she can perform safely & effectively while participating in employee assistance program or alcohol & drug rehabilitation program or place employee on leave status if such position is unavailable; authorizes employee to use accumulated leave credits before being placed on leave without pay; provides that employer remains qualified for insurer rate plan that discounts rates for workers' compensation & employer's liability insurance policies if employer maintains drug-free workplace program that is broader in scope than that provided for by standards & procedures established in act; authorizes public employer to conduct random drug tests of certain employees under specified conditions; provides requirements for public sector employer assigning public sector employee to position other than mandatory-testing position.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/20/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-8
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2012 House • Filed
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 118
1/12/2012 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 213
1/23/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 01/25/12, 8:00 am, 306 HOB
1/25/2012 House • CS by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 299
1/30/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Government Operations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 307
1/31/2012 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 318
2/13/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/15/12, 8:00 am, Webster Hall --Unfavorable-Reconsidered; Temporarily deferred
2/17/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/21/12, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
2/21/2012 House • CS/CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 8 -HJ 738
2/22/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 736
2/23/2012 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 812
• On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/24/12, 8:00 am, Reed Hall
2/24/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 9 NAYS 6 -HJ 855
2/27/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 850
2/28/2012 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 907
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/12
3/1/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 983
• Amendment(s) adopted (669955) -HJ 983
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1001
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 79 NAYS 37 -HJ 1002
3/2/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 852
• Referred to Health Regulation; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 852
3/8/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Regulation; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 1131
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 1131
• Substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 1358 -SJ 1131
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1131
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/9/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 1137
• CS passed; YEAS 26 NAYS 14 -SJ 1137
3/9/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1715
3/16/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
3/19/2012 • Approved by Governor
3/20/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-8