Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmakers oppose drug testing bill


PINE RIDGE— A new bill introduced in to the South Dakota Legislature that would subject welfare applicants to mandatory drug testing has been met with stiff criticism from two Lakota state lawmakers.

According to KELOLAND the legislation was authored by Representative Lynne DiSanto of Rapid City and Senator Betty Olson of Prairie City and would mandate that every person applying for welfare and other cash assistance programs be tested for drugs.


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