2013 House Bill 4118

House Roll Call 597: Passed

To require a one-year pilot program in at least three counties that would require drug testing of state welfare benefit recipients and applicants if an "empirical screening tool" indicates a reasonable suspicion of drug use. Benefits would be halted for six months if a person tests positive or refuses to take the test, with an exception for medical marijuana. If a welfare recipient who is a parent tests positive, the child would still be eligible for assistance, and a "protective payee" would be designated to receive the parent's welfare money. The bill appropriates $500,000 for the pilot program.

74 Yeas / 35 Nays
Republican (57 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (17 Yeas / 33 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)