A federal judge in Miami ruled today that Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order mandating that all state workers be randomly drug tested violates the Fourth Amendment rights of people employed by the state.
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PolitiFact reported yesterday that state Rep. Jimmie Smith’s justification for exempting legislators from the state employee random drug testing bill he sponsored this past session is flat-out “false.”
Gov. Rick Scott (Pic via Facebook)
In a letter sent to state agency heads today, Gov. Rick Scott advises against randomly drug testing state employees, until a judge issues a ruling regarding the issue. The letter comes just one day after Scott signed a bill allowing state agencies to adopt policies that allow for random drug testing of their employees.
Last night, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law the state’s second attempt to randomly drug test state employees.
The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would allow state agencies to adopt a policy for randomly drug testing their employees. The bill, which already passed in the state House, passed the Senate this morning in a 26-14 vote and is now headed to the governor’s desk.
Today the Florida Senate will cast its final vote on a bill that would allow state agencies to adopt a policy for randomly drug testing their employees. If passed, the bill will move to the governor’s desk for signature. Labor groups and civil rights advocates have already warned that if the bill is signed into law, it will catapult the state into yet another lawsuit.
A bill that would allow state agencies to randomly drug test employees passed its final committee today. The bill passed today on the House floor and is now a step closer to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.
During a Friday debate over a bill that would allow state agencies to impose random drug testing on state employees, House members avoided debating and voting on an amendment that would include them in those policies.
A bill backed by Gov. Rick Scott that would allow state agencies to adopt a random drug testing policy passed its last committee stop in the Florida Senate today – moving it closer to a final vote in the Senate.
A committee passed a bill today that would allow state agencies to voluntarily adopt policies to randomly drug test their employees. Opponents of the bill warned, however, that the governor’s support for the measure might undermine claims that the agencies would be acting voluntarily.