Drug testing reform bill moves forward

January 26, 2017

A bill that allows employers to use hair for drug testing employees, SF32, passed the Senate Labor and Business Relations Committee by a 7-4 vote on Monday. It was a party line vote with all Republicans voting for passage and all Democrats opposed. Sen. Michael Breitbach (R-Strawberry Point) managed the bill in committee. “Forty-seven states currently allow the testing of hair for drugs,” Breitbach said. “It’s another tool in the employer’s tool box to make sure that they provide a safe and viable workplace.” The bill is now eligible for the full Senate to consider.

Read more: Bill to let companies college hair samples for employee drug tests (Radio Iowa)