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      Vote today on drug testing bill

      A bill that would require elected officials and citizens seeking cash welfare benefits to be tested for drug use is expected to be voted on today in the House.If it passes, the drug-testing bill would move to the Senate.The bill would require state officeholders to be tested upon entering office and every two years after that. Refusing to take the test would be an admission to guilt.Adult applicants for cash welfare payments would be tested if the Department of Social Services thinks the person is using drugs.Those who refuse or test positive could not receive cash benefits for one year.

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