Florida Senate - 2011                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 556
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             05/04/2011 10:13 AM       .                                

       Senator Lynn moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 23 - 53
    4  and insert:
    5         (1) The Department of Children and Family Services shall
    6  require a drug test consistent with s. 112.0455 to randomly
    7  screen individuals who apply for temporary assistance for needy
    8  families (TANF). The cost of drug testing shall be the
    9  responsibility of the individual.
   10         (a) Individuals who are subject to the requirements of this
   11  section include any parent or caretaker relative who is included
   12  in the cash assistance group, including individuals who may be
   13  exempt from work activity requirements due to the age of the
   14  youngest child or who may be excepted from work activity
   15  requirements under s. 414.065(4).
   16         (b) An individual who tests positive for controlled
   17  substances as a result of a drug test required under this
   18  section is ineligible to receive TANF benefits for 1 year after
   19  the date of the positive drug test unless the individual meets
   20  the requirements of paragraph (2)(j).
   21         (2) The department shall:
   22         (a) Provide notice of random drug testing to each
   23  individual at the time of application. The notice must advise
   24  the individual that drug testing may be conducted as a condition
   25  for receiving TANF benefits and that the individual must bear
   26  the cost of testing. The individual shall be advised that the
   27  drug testing may be avoided if the individual does not apply for
   28  TANF benefits. Dependent children under the age of 18 are exempt
   29  from the drug testing.
   30         (b) Require that for two-parent families, both parents must
   31  comply with the drug testing if the parents are randomly chosen
   32  to undergo the testing.
   33         (c) Require that any teen parent who is not required to
   34  live with a parent, legal guardian, or other adult caretaker
   35  relative in accordance with s. 414.095(14)(c) must comply with
   36  the drug testing if the teen parent is randomly chosen to
   37  undergo the testing.
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   40  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete lines 3 - 5
   43  and insert:
   44         Families Program; creating s. 414.145, F.S.; requiring
   45         the Department of Children and Family Services to
   46         perform a random drug test on individuals who apply
   47         for