Thursday, January 26, 2012

HB1710 / HB1711

I think Florida was the first state to require drug testing for welfare recipients.

Hawaii is conducting an informational briefing in regards to the following:

HB1710 - Requires applicants and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash benefits to submit to drug testing when reasonable cause exists indicating illegal drug use. Establishes ineligibility to receive benefits for one year for testing positive or refusing to submit to drug testing

HB1711 - Requires drug testing for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) applicants. Provides that applicants who test positive for a controlled substance may receive TANF funds upon the successful completion of a 6-month substance abuse program

I think it's a fantastic idea considering the fact that welfare funds are furnished by Mr. & Mrs. TaxPayer. Some people make a lifestyle of relying on the welfare system to live. I surely don't want to support or encourage that type of lifestyle.

Within the 5 minutes it took me to write this, the hearing has been cancelled. Go figure!

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