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Drug testing unemployed Ohioans – HB 298

Drug testing applicants and recipients of unemployment compensation and applicants for Ohio Works First cash assistance benefits costs more money than it saves and stigmatizes people struggling to survive due to unemployment.  OPLC submitted written testimony opposing House Bill 298 (HB 298), which would require a pilot drug testing program.   In addition to lacking any evidence-based reasoning, the bill would duplicate provisions another pending bill.   Download complete testimony here.



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