Some Texans seeking unemployment benefits will face drug screening

There are 5 comments on the Jun 14, 2013, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal story titled Some Texans seeking unemployment benefits will face drug screening. In it, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that:

Texas Governor Rick Perry signs Senate Bill 21 in the Governor's Reception Room Friday afternoon June 14, 2013 which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals in Austin, Texas.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#1 Jun 16, 2013
Class warfare rethug and alec style!
Austinite

Austin, TX

#2 Jun 17, 2013
I am more for people on welfare being drug tested but am fine with unemployment as well.
If you cannot or will not support yourself and or your children and collect welfare because of it then you should not be using any sort of non prescribed drugs. Including alcohol and even tobacco since welfare is intended for food clothing and shelter.
Drug tests should be random and unannounced. Refusal would result in one month suspension of benefits. Failure should result in 3 months and second refusal or failure should stop all benefits for at least one year.
A real working american

Dallas, TX

#3 Jun 20, 2013
Working and applying for many jobs you have too UA for all these jobs.So all you housewives and stay home dads who don't know the process of getting a job, need to be quite on something you don't know.. Unemployment insurance is something you earn and pay into, again for those who can't hear, unemployment insurance are earned and pay into. Meaning you successfully
finish the job and the insurance payments you made while working will be paid out, while you are looking for another job. So I have to be clean when I apply for that job. Unemployment insurance is not a benefits that anyone can get surprisely their are requirements just go on the website and try to get unemployment benefits if you think you can...
Hector

Austin, TX

#4 Jun 23, 2013
Dunno about that. Unemployment is monies you and your employer paid into a fund for the times you are unemployed through no fault of your own.
I am on board with the other poster about people on welfare being drug tested, definately they should be.

“Pet me or I'll bite you”

Since: Jul 07

Richardson, Texas

#5 Jun 24, 2013
Don't forget Section 8 housing or EITC welfare theft.

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