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AUDIO RELEASE: Breaux raises fiscal, constitutional concerns with drug testing for needy families
Start Date: 3/14/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/14/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
INDIANAPOLIS— ON WEDNESDAY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND PROVIDER SERVICES APPROVED HOUSE BILL (HB) 1483, A MEASURE TO REQUIRE RECIPIENTS OF TEMPORARY STATE ASSISTANCE TO SUBMIT TO DRUG TESTING. STATE SENATOR JEAN BREAUX, A DEMOCRAT FROM INDIANAPOLIS, SAID SHE HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THE COST, THE CONSTITUTIONALITY AND THE MISCHARACTERIZATION OF THE WORKING POOR WITHIN THE PROPOSAL.

SEN. BREAUX: “The program requires that if you participate, if you want to receive TANF dollars, you have to be willing to either be looking for a job…”
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Breaux.HB1483TANFtesting2.031313_01.MP3
(Length – 00:42)

SEN. BREAUX: “Other states have tried to do it and they have been found to be unconstitutional and when the number…”
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Breaux.HB1483TANFtesting1.031313_01.MP3
(Length – 00:23)

HB 1483 PASSED OUT OF THE COMMITTEE BY A VOTE OF 9-3 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE FULL SENATE NEXT WEEK.

Sen. Breaux represents Indiana Senate District 34 which includes the near eastside of Indianapolis including portions of Center, Washington, Lawrence and Warren Townships. Breaux also served this interim and this interim on the Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight and the Health Finance Commission. For more information on Breaux’s legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/S34.

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 NOTE TO THE EDITOR: A photo of Sen. Breaux can be downloaded at:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/images/headshots/Breaux.jpg

Contact Information:
Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
Email: emannies@iga.in.gov
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