Bill Requiring Drug Tests for Welfare Dies in Committee

By Scott Sarvay

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 2:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The bill requiring welfare recipients to pass a drug test has died in committee.

A state Senate committee did not pass the House version of the bill.

If the bill had passed some state lawmakers would also have had to pass a drug test to get perks.

Another reason causing the bill to stall, concerns the program would cost $1-million to implement.

Supporters may try to revive it later this session.

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