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Bill would add potential drug test for welfare

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure modeled on a new law in Utah would add a potential drug testing requirement to those seeking family welfare benefits in Washington state, but would allow them to continue receiving benefits while seeking treatment as long as they stay drug-free. The bill will have its first public hearing before a Senate committee on Thursday. It would require applicants whom case workers have determined have a drug problem to undergo a drug test and participate in a treatment program in order to receive the benefits.

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