GA Lawmaker Proposes Drug Tests for Legislators

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA , GA (AP) -- December 3, 2011

A Democratic lawmaker from Atlanta says he's filed a bill that would require all state legislators to submit to drug tests.

Rep. Scott Holcomb tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(http://bit.ly/vHFeAW ) that he filed the bill Friday.

The bill comes after Republicans filed one last month that would
require the state to administer drug tests to parents who apply for
federal financial assistance.

State lawmakers have been able to pre-file proposed laws and
resolutions for the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan.
9.
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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
http://www.ajc.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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  • by VillageGal Location: S. GA on Dec 7, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    I favor the requirement of everyone receiving a city, county, state or federal check of any type submit to a drug test. By contract this could be done more inexpensively. Go to work. Stand in line. Urinate in cup. Perform semi-annually. Same could be done in locations where individuals request assistance. Yes, TP Conservative, testing everyone is a fine idea but over 50% of population is on the receiving end of a government check and paying no state or federal tax except on purchases. Also, while we are saving money in law enforcement, don't forget to test them. More than you can imagine are users of some sort. Hey, while we are at it, there should be weight limits for police, fire, deputies, and EMTs. I would be hard pressed finding individuals who are more overweight/morbidly obese than these but hospital employees can be grouped with the above. Personally I do not wish to pay for their healthcare or the back care for those who think waist bands below their glutes are attractive and have to develop a special style of walking to hold up their pants, or paying for hearing medical costs to those insisting having car stereos so loud windows rattle. So, what is the solution and how do we get there?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 at 03:52 AM in reply to VillageGal
      Legalize it...
  • by Tea Party Conservative on Dec 6, 2011 at 05:14 PM
    That's good but in order to stop illegal drugs once and for all we need to have mandatory testing of everyone living in the U.S.A. If we had testing then those on drugs will stop using drugs which would save billions in law enforcement and enable us to pay down the Obama national debt along with no increase in taxes. We could also make the Bush tax cut permanent and increase defense spending, all while paying the Obama debt down to zero.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 02:39 AM in reply to Tea Party Conservative
      Troll alert...
  • by Wilhem Location: Tallahassee on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:00 AM
    YES!
  • by Dake Location: 39819 on Dec 4, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    Can't think of a better idea, considering all. But why stop there? It should be required for any and all public offices.
  • by grannie Location: grady co ga on Dec 4, 2011 at 04:23 PM
    i agree!!!!
  • by EataPeach on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    I think it's an excellent idea! If legislators are going to use the argument that people who receive benefits are being paid with tax payer dollars and should therefore submit to drug testing, then that same argument applies to them as well. Tax payer dollars pay their salaries and benefits, therefore they should have to submit to drug testing.
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      by SurlyCountrySunshine&DrGlugGlug on Dec 4, 2011 at 09:19 AM in reply to EataPeach
      Actually, it is just a good idea, period. ANYONE who has power that stems from the murderous and corrupt abomination against American ideals, liberty and the hope of a decent society that is named the "War on Drugs" should be tested often, WITHOUT WARNING, and with severe penalty in the event of failure. Thanks, Scott. It is good for a laugh, anyway...
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