Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Welfare drug-testing bills fly in many states, despite questionable savings and legality

Oklahoma and Tennessee have become the two most recent states to require drug testing of people applying for welfare benefits, though the legality of such measures is still unclear, reports Pamela Prah of Stateline. Legislators in at least 28 states proposed such measures this year, with Utah and Georgia passing laws requiring some form of drug testing before an application for benefits is complete.

Legislators say the laws will reduce welfare fraud and save money, but the constitutionality of the measures and whether they will actually save money is uncertain, Prah reports. Last year Florida passed a welfare drug-testing law that required applicants to pay for the test. That law has been challenged and is "working its way through the courts" now, reports Prah. (Read more)

1 comment:

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