There is a bill making its way through the Georgia General Assembly that would require people applying for temporary assistance from the government to take drug tests before receiving benefits.
According to CBS Atlanta, Senate Bill 292 was sponsored by Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell and was the subject of hearings Monday. Albers said the goal is to get people clean and healthy and back into society. Critics reportedly say it is an unfair intrusion, violates constitutional rights and that it assumes people going through tough times abuse drugs at a higher rate than others.
The bill is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote later this week.