Friday, June 26, 2015

House Bill 1380 to Drug Test Benefits Recipients Runs today!

DoD random drug test specimen bottle
If passed, HB 1380, a bill to drug test benefits recipients who are deemed to have a "high likelihood" of substance abuse, would amend the Public Welfare Code so that benefits applicants would be required to complete a written questionnaire as a condition of eligibility. Applicants who are deemed to have a "high likelihood" of substance abuse would then have to be drug tested. A person testing positive once would be assessed for treatment options, while anyone who is tested positive twice would have their access to benefits suspended for 12 months.

Please urge your legislator to support your community and oppose HB 1380. 

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