A day after a state senator said welfare recipients "sit around and go fishing," the Senate gave final approval to a bill that will force some on welfare to undergo drug testing.
Senators voted 23-4 on Thursday to approve HB155 and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.
The bill would require those who receive cash assistance and participate in Utah's Family Employment Program to fill out a questionnaire and, if answers create suspicions that applicants are using drugs, it would require them to take a drug test. If they test positive for drugs, they are then required to undergo treatment.