Unemployed Workers Getting Unemployment Checks Will Have To Take Drug Test



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I really dont know how I feel about about this new bill that they are trying to pass. A Toccoa legislator is sponsoring a bill to require random drug testing of recipients of unemployment compensation benefits and other government assistance..

HB 1389, sponsored by Rep. Michael Harden, would require that the cost of the drug test be paid by the recipient or deducted from his or her benefits. Failing the drug test could result in a loss of benefits. Harden’s proposal calls for the Georgia Labor Commissioner to conduct annual random drug testing of unemployment benefit recipients. Those testing positive for use of “marijuana, dangerous drugs, or a controlled substance” would be tested a second time, according to the bill.

Anyone failing a mandated second test would lose their benefits — and the ability to apply for benefits — for two years. Refusing to submit to drug testing also would make a person ineligible for benefits, according to the bill. Georgia unemployment rate currently is 10.8 percent, the highest on record and among the highest in the United States.

Looks like alot of people will be broke  what yall think?




10 responses to “Unemployed Workers Getting Unemployment Checks Will Have To Take Drug Test”

  1. Austin says:

    Damn, my unemployment benefits would be cut! And so will a lot of other people cuz I smoke weed all da time

  2. vee` says:

    my moneyu my business

  3. tay says:

    If you aren’t doing any illegal drug (which includes marijuana) then you have nothing to worry about *shrugs*.

  4. Larry Johnson says:

    I think it is a great idea. keep the free loaders honest!!

  5. ViviVivi says:

    I think that is a great idea. As for the comment saying, “My money, My business.” That’s not ture. That’s the taxpayers’ money. I don’t want my hard earned tax dollars going to support a a bunch of druggies. Go to work to support your habit.

  6. KIKI says:

    Dumb ass this would be their money b/c 2 qualify 4 unemployment u would have had t2 pay money into the system so however they choose 2 spend their money, their business. Back 2 the original my money, my business.

  7. JDC says:

    It is my money. I have to work in order to get that money, so it’s mine. I’m gonna do with it wht I choose.

  8. tteeteeeetee says:

    i BELIEVE ONLY ON SPEAKING WHAT YOU KNOW! yOU PEOPLE don’t PAY ANY ANYONE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION, SO SORRY! cAUSE IF YOU SO SMART YOU’LL KNOW THAT 1 BY HAVING A job THAT YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYER PAY FOR THAT! tHAT WHERE taxes COME IN AT . sO THAT WHY YOU HAVE TO GET APPROVE FOR THE THAT CLAIM! wHAT YOU ALL ARE PAYING FOR IS NO senses CAUSE YOU BOTH HAVE NONE!

  9. Shay says:

    I work for MN unemployment and unemployment insurance is not paid by the people collecting it nor does it comes from your taxes, you do not pay into unemployment comapany’s pay’s into it not the employees

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