Individuals Wanting Public Assistance Must Pass Drug Test and Background Check, NC Senate Says


by Casie Kolbinsky

RALEIGH, N.C.--The North Carolina Senate approved a bill Wednesday night in Raleigh that stated a person wanting public assistance must first pass a drug test and criminal background check.

The Senate approved the bill 43 to six Wednesday.

The House will consider a version of the bill the week of July 14. This version requires social services offices to verify if someone has arrest warrants or parole violations before he or she receives public benefits.




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