Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Russell gets ass handed to him on stupid drug testing bill
...along with Mike Verchio and Brock Greenfield and a passel of others. None of the sponsors of HB1204 even bothered to show up to defend this turd.
HB1204 would have allowed for drug testing of "public assistance" recipients upon "reasonable suspicion." A positive test would have resulted in denial of public assistance.
Most of the public assistance folks and medical orgs in the state showed up to spit on the bill. There was not one proponent in evidence.
(Top to bottom) Lance Russell, Mike Verchio, Brock Greenfield. Amid heavy competition, these are three of the most frightening people in the So. Dak. Legislature. Russell and Verchio represent my district (30), lord have mercy. As if that ain't bad enough, Gordon Howie rounds out the field in District 30.