State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville)
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - A southeast Indiana lawmaker is making another attempt to pass his legislation that would required some Hoosiers receiving public assistance to subject to random drug tests.
State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) has reintroduced his proposal to randomly drug test Hoosiers who receive public assistance.
House Bill 1483 passed the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs on a 9-4 vote Wednesday morning. It now heads to the full House for consideration.
“Excited to get this common sense legislation passed this year,” McMillin said on his Facebook page.
The bill would require the Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services Administration to administer a drug-testing program for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or adults receiving TANF on behalf of a child. The bill establishes requirements for the drug testing program and ineligibility penalties.
An analysis of HB 1483 by the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency says the program would cost $1.2 million in its first year.
McMillin’s bill was defeated in 2012 when it was amended to also require drug testing for state lawmakers.