Quantcast

NC Senate approves legislation requiring drug testing for welfar - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

NC Senate approves legislation requiring drug testing for welfare

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

The state Senate sends the bill requiring welfare applicants to be drug-tested to the Governor.

Final approval was given Thursday.

The House already approved the measure.

If program directors suspect a recipient is using drugs, a test would be ordered.

Those taking the drug test would be required to pay for it.  If the results come back negative, they may be reimbursed.

Another part of the measure may require food stamp applicants to be fingerprinted for criminal background checks.

---ORIGINAL STORY----

The state Senate toned down legislation requiring drug testing for some welfare recipients.

9 On Your Side first reported this story back in April.

Now the bill goes back to the House for more debate.

If this version becomes law, people seeking help from the state's "Work First" welfare program will not have to take a drug test, unless they're a suspected drug user.

They will however, have to prove they've not violated parole and aren't facing any felony charges.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:06:04 GMT
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
  • Things You Only Hear in the South

    Things You Only Hear in the South

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:10:48 GMT
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.