Text: H.R.5945 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/07/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5945


To amend title III of the Social Security Act to allow States to drug test applicants for unemployment compensation to ensure they are ready to work.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2016

Mr. Brady of Texas (for himself, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Tom Price of Georgia, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Reed, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Holding, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, and Mr. Roskam) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend title III of the Social Security Act to allow States to drug test applicants for unemployment compensation to ensure they are ready to work.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ready to Work Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Amendment allowing States to make determinations regarding occupations that regularly conduct drug testing.

(a) Amendment.—Section 303(l)(1)(A)(ii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 503(l)(1)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking “as determined under regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor” and inserting “as determined by the State”.

(b) Termination of authority of existing regulations.—The final rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 1, 2016, entitled “Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants” (81 Fed. Reg. 50298), shall have no force or effect.