SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill requiring those who reapply for unemployment benefits to undergo drug screening made it out of the House.
House Bill 155, sponsored by Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, was approved by the House 62-10 with three absent, on Thursday. It now goes to the Senate.
The bill requires substance-abuse screening for those who reapply after being sanctioned by the Department of Workforce Services for noncompliance with requirements of the unemployment benefits program.
Those who do not pass a written screening test would then be given a urine test to screen for drug use.
Wilson said benefits will not be withheld from anyone who comes up positive for substance abuse and is put on a waiting list for a treatment program.