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2012 Senate Bill 904: Require drug testing of welfare applicants
  1. Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on January 24, 2012, to require drug testing of applicants for various state welfare benefits if a welfare caseworker has a reasonable suspicion, and prohibit benefits if a person tests positive.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on January 24, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on August 15, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.


Re: 2012 Senate Bill 904 (Require drug testing of welfare applicants )  by had it on January 4, 2013 

  I too agree with brian wood However all state employees should be tested They work for us.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 904 (Require drug testing of welfare applicants )  by TaterSalad on August 28, 2012 
Brian Wood.............testing an applicant for drugs to "receive" an entitlement paid for buy the taxpayers who are footing the bill is alot different than a person who works and receives his own paycheck to purchase drugs. The taxpayers are not evolved in this expense. Re-Distribution of the Wealth (taxpayers money-entitlements) has to have strings attached unless you have the mindset like Barack Obama.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 904 (Require drug testing of welfare applicants )  by ruauper2 on May 3, 2012 

C'mon Tatertop, you forgot to add Socialist, Follower of Saul Alinsky, Anarchist, Communist plotter and Liberal to your time worn, inane litany describing those of us who live in the real world.

I recognize that your belief system is one of the "I got mine, screw you" types so popular among the right wing nowadays. Fortunately that attitude is representative of but a  dwindling group who are the laughing stock of this state. Keep it up and you'll find yourself rubbing elbows with the people (white people, that is) who believe they are endowed with special privileges and status. Clearly, this group is fearful of the eventuality that non-whites will be the voting majority. They assume retribution and/or reverse racism will take its toll and they will be among its targets when that day arrives.

The fallacy of that thinking is that the new voting majority are far more intelligent and accepting of the views of those who disagree with them than what is so evident today. 

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