State Senator Charles Perry filed several bills today intended to reduce government spending.

Senate bill 722 would prohibit individuals from receiving unemployment benefits for failing or refusing to take a drug test as part of the employment process, said a press release from Perry’s office.

Senate bill 723 would close loopholes in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families fund allowing some non-recipient parents to bypass work requirements.

Lastly, SB 724 would clarify language in a sales tax exemption for vehicles used by public schools and government agencies.

Senator Perry in a press release said the bills should encourage ‘good government’.

“Every dollar spent by the government, federal, state and local, at the end of the day comes from the taxpayers. It is my hope that this legislation will reduce frivolous spending and encourage personal responsibility.”