Clarify the Disqualification from Unemployment Benefits of a Person Who Is Terminated from Employment for Being Under the Influence of Marijuana

Last updated: May 19, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Scott Cyrway, Senate 16 - Kennebec County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1013



UPDATE: This bill has been signed into law.


This bill clarifies that an individual whose employment is terminated because of the individual's being under the influence of marijuana while on duty or when reporting to work is disqualified from unemployment benefits, as is currently the case for alcohol and illegal drugs.