California Drug and Alcohol Testing for State Legislators Act (2010)
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Dorothy Cummings and Gary Ellis were the measure's official proponents.
The proposed initiative had these provisions:
- All state legislators who are elected subsequent to the passage of this initiative would be tested for the illegal use of drugs and the “habitual use of alcohol.”
- Legislators who test positive would be prohibited from performing his or her official duties or from getting paid until that legislator completes a substance abuse program at his or her own expense.
- A legislator who got a second positive test would have to permanently forfeit his or her office.
- Legislators who are using marijuana for medical purposes would be exempt.
Text of measure
The Attorney General provided the following ballot title, summary and statement of estimated fiscal impact:
Mandatory drug and alcohol testing for members of the legislature. Initiative Statute.
Requires all legislators elected subsequent to passage of this initiative to be tested for the illegal use of drugs and the “habitual use of alcohol.” Prevents a legislator who tests positive from performing his or her official duties or from getting paid until that legislator completes a substance abuse program at his or her own expense. Requires a legislator to permanently forfeit his or her office upon a second positive test. Provides exception for use of medicinal marijuana under a doctor’s care.
Probably no significant change in state costs in most years.
- California Secretary of State website, Failed 2009 initiatives," accessed February 13, 2014
- California Attorney General website, Initiative 09-0014 ballot title and summary," accessed February 13, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.