From The Newark Advocate --
People in Ohio asking for government assistance from the state would have to be screened for drugs if a bill introduced Thursday in the Ohio General Assembly is passed and signed into law.Under the leadership of former OH Senate President Bill Harris and new OH Senate President, State Senator Tom Niehaus, it should come as no surprise that last years version of this Bill died in the GOP-led Senate Finance Committee. So as you can see, even though Ohio's State Senate is GOP-led this year - as it was last year - there is no guarantee SB 69 will make it out of the OH Senate.
Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, introduced Senate Bill 69, which would establish drug-testing requirements for adults who apply for need-based programs.
The bill would deal with people applying for state programs that provide cash assistance, medical assistance, housing assistance, food assistance or energy assistance.
The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville.
Please contact your State Senator and urge them to support SB 69.
State Senators from the Cuyahoga County area --
Senator Tim Grendell / District 18
Phone: (614) 644-7718
Senator Shirley Smith / District 21
Phone: (614) 466-4857
Senator Michael Skindell / District 23
Phone: (614) 466-5123
Senator Tom Patton / District 24
Phone: (614) 466-8056
Senator Nina Turner / District 25
Phone: (614) 466-4583
For contact information for OH Senators outside Cuyahoga County, please click here.