Senate committee bill takes away unemployment benefits for failed drug tests

An Indiana Senate committee has passed a bill that would permanently suspend a Hoosier’s unemployment benefits for failing a drug test.  Under the new legislation, anyone failing or refusing a drug test would no longer be eligible to receive unemployment benefits until they find a job and work for eight weeks.  House sponsor Rebecca Kubacki says the measure shows the public their money is being handled responsibly.

Kubacki on Drug Test Bill

Under a previous bill passed through the Senate earlier this session, failed drug tests would suspend unemployment benefits on a week to week basis.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports from the Statehouse.


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