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      House Committee on Ways and Means
      Human Resources
    IntroducedMarch 12th, 2013

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TANF Substance Abuse Prevention Act

Official Title

To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to implement a drug screening and testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and for other purposes.


TANF Substance Abuse Prevention Act - Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require state TANF programs to operate a program to screen and test all TANF applicants and recipients of assistance for illegal drug use. Requires state TANF programs to deny assistance to individuals who have not been screened for the use of illegal drugs, or who, having been found as a result of the screening to have a high risk of substantive abuse, have not been tested for the use of illegal drugs.

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