Lawmakers say it could help employers weed out drug abusers who pose a danger to other workers in high-risk fields.
Changes approved by the Senate committee may have left the program too minimal to have a meaningful impact.
Legislators considered measures this week that would mandate drug testing for some welfare recipients and give certain schools "family friendly" designations.
The proposed legislation requires all recipients of welfare dollars to take a written test that determines if they’re likely to abuse drugs.
The bill's author says it is intended to 'help people help themselves,' but opponents call it offensive.
Drug test results will be shared with the school district's administration, and students will be suspended from activities if they test positive.
State legislators could be drug tested under an amendment passed Monday in the House.
Thousands of Hoosiers may lose their unemployment benefits under changes effective today.
Anyone failing or refusing a drug test would no longer be eligible to receive unemployment benefits until they find a job and work for eight weeks.