A new report from the North Carolina Justice Center found that imposing mandatory drug test for Work First applicants is illegal and will put financial burdens on the state.
A bill seeking to drug test people applying for unemployment benefits has passed the state Senate by a vote of 25-5.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, won the Senate’s approval on April 8 and will now head to a House committee for consideration.
According Hutchinson, his measure was “more of an enforcement [...]
Drug testing Texans applying for welfare assistance is almost close to reality when the state senate committee approved on March 26 Senate Bill 11.
The welfare recipient bill, authored by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), was approved by the Health and Human Services Committee in a 9-0 vote after certain legislative [...]
State Senator Tommy Williams’ proposal to drug test people claiming unemployment aid was met with mixed reactions from business leaders during a hearing at Senate Committee on Economic Development on Wednesday, March 13.
Drug testing proposals for welfare and unemployment recipients seem to abound everywhere, and Kansas is no exception. However, the biggest difference with the SB 149 introduced in the Senate committee last week is that state lawmakers would have to undergo a drug test, too, if the bill becomes a law.
The state’s Republican lawmakers are joining the bandwagon of welfare drug testing, following a proposal that would require welfare applicants to undergo a drug test before receiving assistance.
A state official said substance abuse is a growing problem among Oklahomans and one way to resolve this is by drug testing those applying for unemployment benefits.
Republican Jeff King, the newly appointed member of the Kansas Senate, disclosed part of his agenda is to pass a law requiring drug tests for Kansas residents claiming welfare and unemployment benefits, the Kansas City Star reports.
King did not provide further details about the nature of the drug testing policy, but [...]
The call to drug test welfare recipients is getting louder and louder as more lawmakers from various states push for bills that would require welfare recipients to undergo drug tests.
Republican senator-elect of the West Virginia State Senate Mitch Carmichael is aiming to renew an attempt to force random drug testing on welfare applicants, saying the reasoning is simpe, logical and fraught with compassion, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports.
Under the tentative bill, anyone on public aid — excluding, at least for now, [...]
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