Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA) Copyright: 2017 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Contact: http://www.ajc.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/28 Author: Tamar Hallerman GA. LAWMAKER WANTS TO DRUG TEST THE UNEMPLOYED WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is reviving a fight over drug testing that could have major implications in Georgia. The Pooler Republican introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Thursday that would let states screen unemployment insurance applicants for drug use if they so choose. "Unemployment Insurance recipients should be drug-free and ready to reenter the workforce and my legislation works to make that happen," Carter said in a statement. Under Carter's legislation, an applicant would be denied unemployment benefits for 30 days if they test positive for drug use. A second positive test would bar people from receiving the federal perk for the rest of the year.