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Bill would require Ohio lawmakers be drug-tested

Published: Fri, October 14, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio Democratic lawmaker is proposing to drug-test elected officials, in response to a Republican-backed bill calling for drug-testing of welfare recipients.

Rep. Robert Hagan’s bill would require statewide officeholders, legislators, members of Gov. John Kasich’s jobs board and recipients of federal bailout money to pay for their testing for un-prescribed pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs and alcohol. Officials testing positive would have to undergo treatment or be booted from office.

Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, says it’s hypocritical for lawmakers to say they’re protecting taxpayer money by testing welfare recipients for drugs if they themselves won’t submit to testing.

The proposal would also give voters a means to kick state politicians out of office by submitting petitions and holding special elections.

Messages seeking comment were left for Republican leaders in the House and Senate.


1commyliberal(94 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

You Rock Bobby Hagan!
"What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander"!

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2sonnype(106 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Its about time these guys were tested because that would explain a lot as to why some of them voted for some of the laws we have.I would also like to see a law passed that denies them the right to vote on their own pension and healtcare benefits like they forced on public employees

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

I always thought that Bob Hagan was pro drug usage . . . .. Of course some may not be as liberal without their drugs . . . ..

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4VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

hmmm ----the sample has been tainted and handled improperly! Defense Attorney (s) love this!

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5LtMacGowan(714 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Anyone that fails a drug test is a moron. There are many different ways, Most drugs except marijuana are out of your system within 3-5 days, so just stop using before the test, or when you are clean pee in a cup and freeze it. Come test day you thaw it and heat it in the microwave.

Also anyone that spends $50 on those drinks at headshops like paradise alley are wasting their money, any test worth its salt like the GC/MS will flunk you because of adulterants.

Lastly don't be a moron and think you can drink a whole bunch of water the day before and pass. 1 you might get water poisoning and get sick and or die, secondly the GC/MS will detect it (see Specific Gravity) and flunk you.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to message me. I feel that drug use should be up to an adult to chose whether or not to use them, not have the government make that choice for you while they allow Tobacco and Alcohol sales making money off the taxes.

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6whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Hair samples only way to go.

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7yeahright(20 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

As far as I'm concerned, our legislators should fall under the same group as welfare recipients. They get paid $60,000+ a year from our tax dollars but don't do anything to earn it. The governor should also be tested. Only a druggie could come up with his hairbrained ideas.

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8candystriper(575 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

okay on Benzos per Bob...lol

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9misslady(20 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

And who's paying for this? The tax payers another bill america is spending millons of dollars on that they say they dont have

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