A proposal to allow state agencies to conduct random drug tests of government employees once every three months passed through a key House committee on Friday.
Bill sponsor Rep. Jimmie Smith, R-Lecanto, said the proposal would not include state Representatives and elected officials, as that would be a breach of lawmakers’ First Amendment rights.
Having just moved back to Florida, I’m quite surprised that I gave up my First Amendment rights when I crossed the state line. I thought I was still a US citizen, but it appears that I was mistaken.
It seems that Ric Scott and his cronies didn’t get the message the first time when they passed a law requiring welfare recipients to take a drug test, when a federal judge temporarily blocked the controversial Florida law as a result of a law suit brought forth by the ACLU, which contends that the new law is unconstitutional and violates Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
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