Applicants for assistance would have to fill out a written drug test to determine if they should be tested.

INDIANAPOLIS - A controversial and potentially costly move by the state legislature could require thousands of Hoosiers receiving welfare to undergo drug tests.

The proposal to require recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to take written drug tests passed in the House Monday with an overwhelming majority. The vote was 78-17.

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