McMillin’s Welfare Drug Testing Bill Moves To Senate

January 30, 2014
By
A bill authored by a local lawmaker requiring drug testing welfare recipients passed to the Senate.

A bill authored by a local lawmaker requiring drug testing welfare recipients passed to the Senate.

A bill authored by State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) to screen welfare recipients for drug abuse is moving forward. The bill passed the House this week and is now going to the full Senate.

The measure would require Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients to take a questionnaire screening for substance abuse and potentially face drug testing.

If a resident would test positive for illegal drugs, they would have to seek treatment for substance abuse to remain eligible for TANF.

The bill would also restrict what can be purchased through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Recipients would only be able to buy foods deemed by the state as healthy, possibly excluding soda and candy.

If the bill is passed through the Senate, it would need the governor’s signature to become law.

 

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Jul
4
Sat
all-day Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Jul 4 all-day
The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual firemen’s festival at Gateway Park (across US 52 from Metamora) on Saturday, July 4. Parade starts at 6 pm at the park (route crosses US 52 and goes through Metamora). 3 pm food starts — pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, ice cold drinks. Also included are kids’ games, pull tabs, bounce house, slides, tractor pull. Live music by Stagger Lee. Beer garden from 3 pm – 3 am. Fireworks at dusk at Gateway Park.
10:00 am Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Blueberry treats, live music, horse-drawn trolley rides, crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, paddleboat rides, south of Batesville on State Road 129. 10 am – 7 pm. No admission charge.
Jul
5
Sun
10:00 am Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Blueberry treats, live music, horse-drawn trolley rides, crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, paddleboat rides, south of Batesville on State Road 129. 10 am – 7 pm. No admission charge.

View Calendar