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H Amdt 3 - Drug and Alcohol Testing for Legislators - Key Vote

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Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Drug and Alcohol Testing for Legislators

Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (55-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Drug and Alcohol Testing for Legislators

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HB 1007 that requires legislators to consent to annual drug and alcohol testing.

Highlights:
  • Requires legislators to be administered an annual drug test and a randomly administered breath test to determine alcohol concentration levels beginning June 30, 2012.
  • Specifies that a legislator may be disciplined or assessed a penalty if they:
    • Refuse to consent to a drug or alcohol test;
    • Test positive on a drug test; or
    • Receive an alcohol concentration level on a breath test that is greater than the amount allowed while driving in Indiana.
  • Prohibits the use of the legislative council’s records from a drug or breath test as evidence against a defendant in a criminal trial.

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