Lawmaker Says Drug Test Legislators

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KMOX)-A lot of people jokingly say lawmakers should be drug tested, but one Missouri Republican legislator is taking the idea seriously.

Harrisonville State Rep. Rick Brattin has introduced legislation requiring members of the General Assembly, to undergo random drug testing during the legislative session.

Brattin tells the Kansas City Star that legislators who overwhelmingly voted to require drug testing for some welfare recipients, should be willing to live by the same standard. He says they should assure taxpayers that they aren’t using their money to buy drugs.

Lawmakers who test positive would be removed from office and prohibited from running again for two years.

The bill has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing.

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