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2013 House Bill 4118: Require drug testing of welfare applicants (Senate Roll Call 137)
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Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on March 20, 2014, 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.
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The vote was 25 in favor, 11 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 137)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
1000%
91991%
8928%
12 total votes
Republican
96496%
1000%
3973%
26 total votes

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Require drug testing of welfare applicants

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)
Emmons (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)
Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)
Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gregory (D)Hopgood (D)
Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)Whitmer (D)
Young (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Hood (D)Kahn (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Ananich (D)  n  Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)
Y    Casperson (R)Y    Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Green (R)
  n  Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)  -  Hood (D)  n  Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)  n  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  n  Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
  -  Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)  n  Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Warren (D)  n  Whitmer (D)  n  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 137 on 2013 House Bill 4118

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