lemonadeA bill that would require 20 percent of state welfare recipients who receive cash benefits to submit to drug testing has cleared a House committee and is now before the full House.

HB7 by Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-New Orleans, has failed to make it out of the Legislature in repeated sessions. The bill is co-sponsored this year by Lafayette Democratic Rep. Rickey Hardy. If the bill passes and is signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal — a long shot to be sure — it will likely face a constitutional challenge in court.

For our take on the bill, click here.

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