Governor's Signature Sneaks By
Governor Rick Scott has quietly signed into law a bill allowing random drug testing of state workers.
The governor's office announced the signing after normal working hours this evening.
It was only a question of when Scott would sign the bill, not if he would sign it.
The Republican Governor already has tried to enforce random drug testing through an executive order.
He suspended it, though, due to a court challenge.
The new law also is certain to generate a lawsuit.
Scott has argued state employees should be subject to the same scrutiny as workers in the private sector.
- Federal Judge Mulls Over Governor's Drug Testing of State Employees
- "Inspiration Message" Bill on Governor's Desk
- Tuition Bill in Governor's Hands
- Governor's Anti-Murder Bill Advances In Legislature
- Teachers Still Waiting for Governor's Pay Raise
- State Board of Governor's Insist FAMU Updates
- Scott Appoints New Governor's Board
- Revised Drug Testing Bill
- Random Drug-Testing Bill Dies in State House
- 'Inspirational Message' Bill Makes its Way to Governor