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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 26, 2018 11:29 AM
From: Representative Ed Gainey
To: All House members
Subject: Drug Testing Requirements for the General Assembly
Many people throughout Pennsylvania cannot hold a job unless they submit to random drug testing. It does not make sense that we, the men and women chosen by those individuals to represent their interests at the state level, are not held to the same standard.

Residents of this great state deserve our accountability and transparency. It is time to take that one step further so I am introducing legislation that will require House and Senate members to submit to controlled substance testing at multiple times throughout their service. A failed test may result in the prevention of a member’s swearing in, or end of duties and compensation.

We must hold ourselves to a high standard and provide Pennsylvanians with the drug-free legislature that they deserve. As such, I ask that you join me in supporting this significant legislation which will help restore the public’s trust in us and our work. Thank you.

Introduced as HB308