AL State Rep. Alvin Holmes Calls For Drug Testing Legislators

Posted by | August 28, 2011 15:31 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Airedelapaz

Alabama Democrat Alvin Holmes believes what’s fair is fair.

Holmes said he would pro­pose an amendment that would require state legislators to take a drug test and require others who receive federal funds through the state, including those who receive funding for not farming all of their agricul­tural land, to be tested.

“It wouldn’t be fair to just pick out one group of welfare recipients because they are re­ceiving federal funds and re­quire them to take drug tests,” Holmes said.

He has an interesting pro­posal for his colleagues.

“I’m going to volunteer to take one (a drug test) to set an example for the other mem­bers of the Legislature,” Holmes said. “I guarantee you that I am going to pass it. If not, I will turn my resignation in to the secretary of state, which would make a lot of peo­ple in the state of Alabama happy.”

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