To counter criticism that it was placing requirements on welfare recipients that it wasn’t imposing on itself, the Legislature agreed to require some state lawmakers to take drug tests. Now the person the state selected to oversee the program says the law has no penalty for lawmakers who fail the drug test. What’s more, privacy rules prevent him from releasing the name of any lawmaker who fails the test. Also, it’s unclear what constitutes “reasonable suspicion” of drug use that would trigger the drug-test requirement for legislators. So, in other words, the testing is a joke.
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