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Synthetic urine could soon be illegal

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Synthetic urine is causing problems for companies trying to drug testing employees. “We definitely see a lot of people using these products on a day to day basis,” Tiffany Ellefson, ‎vice president at Midwest Toxicology Services, said. The Midwest Toxicology Service, an organization based in Indianapolis, helps companies manage […]

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Drug testing required for some welfare recipients under Senate bill

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require drug testing for Hoosiers receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and who have been convicted of a crime passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 1351 would not take away TANF benefits right away if recipients tested positive as long as they tested negative […]

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Commentary: Drug tests, food stamps, school choice and human dignity

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, wants to prevent poor people from making poor choices. McMillin’s House Bill 1351 would require Indiana’s welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. The bill also would prevent Hoosiers who get food stamps from using them to buy unhealthy foods. McMillin’s reasoning – and […]

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Bill to require welfare drug testing passes to Senate

By Danielle Faczan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Welfare recipients would be subject to random drug testing under a bill passed Tuesday in the Indiana House. House Bill 1351, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville would require some recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families to undergo drug testing. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. […]

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Committee moves bill to drug-test welfare recipients

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee on Wednesday amended and passed a bill that would require some welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. House Bill 1351 would also limit the food that recipients of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could purchase. The bill’s author, Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, introduced the controversial […]

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Senate sends drug-testing bill for welfare recipients back to House

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A controversial bill that would require some welfare recipients to take drug tests before they could received benefits passed the Senate on Wednesday. House Bill 1483 requires all recipients of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – the state’s cash-assistance welfare program – to take a written test to […]

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Commentary: Drug testing welfare recipients raises issues for all Hoosiers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana Senate committee just moved a measure forward that would allow for random drug testing of some welfare recipients. It may end up serving as a prime example of how hard it is to create wise and just public policy. House Bill 1483 would require all Hoosiers receiving […]

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Drug tests would be required for some welfare recipients under bill passed by committee

By Natavia Howell and Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday that could require drug testing for some of the state’s neediest Hoosiers. House Bill 1483 requires all recipients of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – the state’s cash-assistance welfare program – to take a written test to determine […]

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House passes bill to impose drug tests on some welfare recipients

Radio report The House has passed legislation that requires some welfare recipients to take drug tests. Lesley Weidenbener of TheStatehouseFile.com has the story. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a controversial measure to require drug tests for some welfare recipients, despite concerns about whether affordable treatment exists to help those who are […]

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Bill to drug test welfare recipients, lawmakers fails in Senate committee

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File The House version of a bill that would force drug testing on welfare recipients in three counties failed in a Senate committee by a 5-5 vote on Wednesday, although the language could be revived later this session. House Bill 1007, which also calls for drug testing of lawmakers, passed […]

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