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Monday, February 27, 2012

Drug Testing Bill Targets Florida State Workers, Excludes Lawmakers

Drug Testing Bill Targets Florida State Workers, Excludes Lawmakers

A Florida state lawmaker is pushing a bill requiring state agencies to test their workers for drugs. But the bill wouldn't mandate testing for all public sector employees; members of the Florida legislature would get a pass.

Rep. Jimmie Smith (R-Lecanto), the bill's sponsor, said he supports drug testing for lawmakers, but requiring them to pee in cups like everyone else would violate their constitutional rights. In an email to The Huffington Post, Smith cited the U.S. Supreme Court's 1997 decision in Chandler v. Miller, which struck down tests for political candidates in Georgia.

LP - I guess those great men and women in Talahassee are just really opposed to peeing into a cup.

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