"Feb 1st was to be the mark of a new law in Texas. Legal Bill 21 was to impose drug tests on first time unemployment applicants. Texas is not the first state to put in place such laws. Mississipi and Kansas have already implemented drug testing for unemployment recipients.
Fortunately the Texas Workforce Commission has delayed the act. Stating that guidelines for the program cannot be drafted without labor department direction.
A representative from the Labor Dept has stated that they are "moving as quickly as possible."