Say what you will about Florida’s new Governor, the man is steadily implementing every campaign promise. Mandatory drug testing for people taking government assistance is a biggie and sure to be contested.
Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that will require people who receive government assistance to take a drug test in order to receive benefits.
“The goal of this is to make sure the taxpayers aren’t paying for someone to take illegal drugs,” Scott said.
The law requires every person who applies for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program to pay for the drug test. If the test comes back negative, then the state will pick up the cost. If it’s positive, the person loses benefits for one year.
In the video: Ms. Greene, who relies on the government to feed her 8 children, thinks coming up with the money to be tested might be difficult. If the test comes back negative, the state will reimburse the cost of the test.