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Kansas House approves drug testing bill

Published on -3/27/2013, 9:35 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas House has approved a bill that would require unemployment and welfare recipients to undergo drug testing.

Under a bill passed Tuesday on a 106-16 vote, anyone who fails a drug test would have to get drug treatment and job skills training, paid for by the state and federal government. Those who fail a second time would lose assistance for a year.

The bill also would prevent anyone who is convicted of a drug felony after July from getting welfare for five years. A second conviction would mean a lifelong ban.

House and Senate members also would be tested if there is a reasonable suspicion about their behavior.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Yf6USd ) the Senate has approved the bill but will consider some minor changes in the House version.

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