As the Wichita Eagle explains, a positive drug test leaves applicants, recipients and state employees (state law enforcement authorized to carry weapons, heads of state agencies and mental health care professionals are also included in the bill) with two options. They can either enter treatment (at the state's expense) or ask for a second test at another facility (at their expense).
Those who refuse the initial test or treatment would be ineligible for benefits. Critics worry that this adds further stigma to those seeking aid, while supporters maintain that this is a way to get help to those who need it to get back on their feet. Senate Bill 149 now advances to the Kansas House.