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Florida Moves towards Drug-Testing for Anyone Getting Tax Dollars




Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott applauded the work of legislative leaders to create mandatory drug testing for adults seeking assistance from Florida ’s taxpayers.


“I want to commend Senators Steve Oelrich and Paula Dockery, and Representatives Jimmie Smith and Chris Dorworth, for their hard work on this issue,” Governor Scott stated. “Today’s committee passage by the Senate of Senate Bill 556 has advanced this important policy, and I look forward to the House moving their legislation tomorrow.” 

Governor Scott’s support for drug testing those who would seek taxpayer-funded assistance is consistent with promises he made before his election.


In addition, Governor Scott announced Executive Order 11-58. This order will require pre-employment drug testing for all prospective new hires of agencies within the Governor’s purview. It will also require random drug testing of all current employees, from executive leadership to part-time employees.  

“Floridians deserve to know that those in public service, whose salaries are paid with taxpayer dollars, are part of a drug-free workplace,” Governor Scott said. “Just as it is appropriate to screen those seeking taxpayer assistance, it is also appropriate to screen government employees.”

   Thank you Governor Scott and our Florida leglislature.  This is change the people of Florida can certainly believe in!

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  1. That’s the best idea I have seen in awhile. We need to do this in every state. It’s not fair to taxpayers to fund their drugs. Florida is very lucky to have such a great Governor.

  2. Hi Carol, and thanks for sharing your thoughts here at CDN.

    I am very pleased with how Gov. Scott is doing so far here in Fl. He is all business, and is making historic changes for the better on a daily basis. He works from about 7 am until past midnight on most days. Many clowns from the ignorant left down here in FL say you can’t run a State like a business. Well he is proving every one of them wrong! A state IS A BUSINESS where it is the Governor’s job to get the most out of the taxpayers dollars.

    Even better things coming next week, although I can’t share that info. just yet, but hold on to your hats, folks, cause the leftists nanny-staters are going to be crying bigtime!

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