On March 12th, the Mississippi Legislature signed a bill that requires drug testing for all new TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) applicants if there is suspicion of drug abuse. The intent is to provide the proper help for those struggling with addictions while ensuring proper use of the cash provided by the state managed federal grants.
Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign the legislation into law.
For further information:
- TANF drug testing bill on way to Bryant
- Mississippi will begin drug testing TANF recipients
- Mississippi Legislature Adopts TANF Reform Measure
- House Bill 49
- State Reps Vote on Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients