Committee Passes Bill Requiring Welfare Recipients to Give Back

By: News 10
By: News 10

The state may start forcing people on welfare and food stamps to perform community service.

A bill passed by a state senate committee Wednesday would require them to "give back to the community," according to its sponsor.

A second bill would allow caseworkers to demand a drug test if they have reasonable suspicion of drug abuse.

The next step is a vote by the full senate. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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