State Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa (Pic by Minority Office, via flsenate.gov)

State Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, has filed legislation repealing a new law requiring all welfare applicants to first pass a drug test.

Joyner filed Senate Bill 284 shortly after a lawsuit was filed by a Navy veteran who refused to waive his Fourth Amendment rights and submit to a drug test before recieving temporary assistance benefits he was otherwise qualified for. The American Civil Liberties is representing 35-year-old Orlando resident Luis Lebron — who is also a full-time student and single father.

Gov. Rick Scott, a proponent of the law, has said that the law was passed for “for the benefit of children.”

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