Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville, last week crafted an amendment to a health care bill that would allow the state to randomly drug test welfare recipients.
The legislature has voted down a bill three years in a row that would drug test welfare recipients, but some legislators say they will continue to propose it.
A measure that aimed to require drug testing for welfare recipients
Th new version of the bill requires only welfare recipients with drug convictions to be drug tested.
An amended version of the drug testing bill for welfare recipients is available for amendments today.
State Senator Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) made changes to his proposed bill that would drug test welfare recipients in the state.
Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) has pushed for legislation the past two years requiring welfare recipients to be drug tested.
The author of the bill that would have mandated drug testing for welfare recipients say he hopes to include it in another bill this session.
The passage of right-to-work was the big news this week at the statehouse, but the legislature also passed some other prominent bills.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff‘s Department has initiated a random drug screening program for all employees of the department.