Sen. Evelyn Lynn wants to drug-test state-elected officials

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Senator Evelyn Lynn just doesn’t seem to like the Legislature’s drug-testing plans. While the bill was in committee, she offered a pair of amendmentsthat would allow for random testing and that would reimburse welfare recipients for the cost of drug tests if they pass. Neither of those amendments passed. But now that the bill has cleared the Florida House and is poised for approval in the Senate, Lynn has another shot at changing the scope of the legislation and this time, she’s going after her legislative colleagues.

Using LobbyTools, I noticed that Lynn has offered Amendment 662646to SB 556, so that if there is to be drug-testing, “state-elected officials” will be urinating into a cup right along with state employees and welfare recipients.

Anyone want to wager on how likely it is Lynn’s amendment will pass?

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