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.
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.