A bill, introduced yesterday:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1225
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BRATTIN (Sponsor), KELLEY (126), SMITH (150), WALLINGFORD, DAVIS, McCAHERTY, LEACH, POLLOCK, SMITH (71), CURTMAN, JOHNSON AND LICHTENEGGER (Co-sponsors).
4751L.02I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 105, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to members of the general assembly.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 105, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 105.013, to read as follows:
105.013. 1. Every member of the general assembly shall be subject to random chemical testing of their urine during the legislative session for the purpose of determining drug content. The costs of such testing shall be paid by such member.
2. To be considered valid, chemical tests of the member’s urine shall be performed according to methods and devices approved by the state department of health and senior services, and shall be performed by licensed medical personnel or by a person possessing a valid permit issued by the state department of health and senior services for this purpose.
3. A member testing positive for illegal drugs or drugs that have not been lawfully prescribed to such member shall immediately be removed from office and prohibited from running for any elective office for a period of two years.
4. For purposes of this section, “drug” means marijuana, any narcotic drug or controlled substance as defined in chapter 195, or the metabolite of any such substance.
[emphasis in original]
Are they trying to tell us something?