Texas House Strongly Backs Unemployment Drug Testing Bill

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that will require some unemployment benefit applicants to undergo drug testing before they receive assistance.

In a 104-42 vote, the House passed Senate Bill 21, which would amend the state labor code to require the Texas Workforce Commission, which oversees the state's unemployment program, to adopt a drug screening and testing program for applicants. In April, the bill unanimously passed the state Senate.

State Senator Tommy Williams, who authored the bill, has said that S.B. 21...
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