Drug testing for elected officials?


By, Heather Warner

It’s a plan that may make other politicians squirm.  With polls showing faith in government at an all-time low, one Florida lawmaker is trying to restore that trust, by introducing a bill that would require lawmakers be tested for drugs.

The bill, introduced by Dane Eagle, would make every elected official in Florida submit to a drug test–from city hall, to the legislature, all the way to the Governor.

If it passes, elected officials would have to take the test within sixty days of an election or re-election, or they would have to resign.

“When I ran for class president i was drug tested.  When I worked for Walgreens back home i was drug tested. When I worked in the governor’s office I was drug tested.  Bu now that I serve 160,000 people in Florida as a representative, I was not,” says Rep. Eagle.

The bill is currently in the Government Operations Committee.

What do you think of Representative Eagle’s bill?