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HB 1205 - Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees - Key Vote

Florida Key Votes

Larcenia Bullard voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Larcenia Bullard made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes random drug testing of state employees.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a state employer to conduct random drug tests of up to 10 percent of the total employee population no more than once every 3 months (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a state employer upon a first-time confirmed positive drug test result to take either of the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Dismiss or discipline the employee; or
    • Refer the employee to an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program or employee assistance program at the expense of the employee.
  • Prohibits employees participating in an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program or employee assistance program from being placed in “mandatory testing” positions which include, but are not limited to, the following jobs (Sec. 1):
    • Carrying a firearm or working with an individual that carries a firearm;
    • Performing life-threatening actions;
    • Performing safety inspections; or
    • Working with any of the following:
      • Heavy machinery;
      • Confidential information;
      • Controlled substances;
      • Children; or
      • Detainees in a correctional facility.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (79-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes random drug testing of state employees.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a state employer to conduct random drug tests of up to 10 percent of the total employee population no more than once every 3 months (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a state employer upon a first-time confirmed positive drug test result to take either of the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Dismiss or discipline the employee; or
    • Refer the employee to an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program or employee assistance program at the expense of the employee.
  • Prohibits employees participating in an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program or employee assistance program from being placed in “mandatory testing” positions which include, but are not limited to, the following jobs (Sec. 1):
    • Carrying a firearm or working with an individual that carries a firearm;
    • Performing life-threatening actions;
    • Performing safety inspections; or
    • Working with any of the following:
      • Heavy machinery;
      • Confidential information;
      • Controlled substances;
      • Children; or
      • Detainees in a correctional facility.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Random Drug Tests of State Employees

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Rachel V. Burgin (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fredrick W. 'Fred' Costello (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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