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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:28 AM

Pennsylvania state rep. wants lawmakers drug-tested

Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania state representative has proposed a bill that would require all state lawmakers to take drug tests.

Pennsylvania State Rep. Angel Cruz's proposal is an amendment to a proposed bill that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests before receiving benefits. Cruz said he will support that bill if lawmakers agree to get drug-tested, too.

Cruz, a Democrat representing Philadelphia, has proposed similar legislation three times before and said he will continue to do so if other lawmakers insist on drug-testing their constituents.

"If we are going to say that recipients of taxpayer money should be drug tested, then that should extend to us as well," he said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/10/10/Pennsylvania-state-rep-wants-lawmakers-drug-tested/3981539228340/

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TexasTowelie Oct 11 OP
SimpleC Oct 11 #1
MichMan Oct 11 #2
TexasTowelie Oct 11 #3
MichMan Oct 11 #6
LanternWaste Oct 12 #7
3Hotdogs Oct 11 #4
ROB-ROX Oct 11 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 04:16 AM

1. I have to agree...

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:23 AM

2. What's the penalty if they fail?

Removed from office?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:30 AM

3. I would say similar to the private sector.

Rehab the first time and even a second. Afterwards I believe most employers would terminate so removal from office seems appropriate.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:13 PM

6. My previous employers it was cause for immediate termination

Is that what we want? Elected officials immediately removed from office after failing a drug test from smoking pot?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:53 AM

7. No reason holding them to a lower standard than we are forced to hold ourselves to.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:30 AM

4. Amend the proposal -- Dem. lawmakers. Then it will pass. No need to waste money testing Republicans.

Everyone knows Republicans don't break the law.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:06 PM

5. DRUG TEST AND ALCOHOL TEST THE ELECTED ONES

ELECTED people require to be held to a higher standard. These who fail a test should be arrested and placed in jail for collecting a pay check under being under the influence of a mind altering substance. I hope this idea goes NATIONAL.......

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