1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Johnson (19th), Kirby, Gollott, White (29th), Hewes, Hamilton, Thames, Woodfield, Nunnelee, White (5th), Rayborn, Harvey, Scoper, Little, Cuevas, Minor, Gordon, Farris, Robertson, Stogner, Dickerson, Carlton, Canon, Burton
Senate Bill 2778
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO CONDUCT MANDATORY DRUG TESTING OF ITS EMPLOYEES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The Department of Corrections shall develop and implement a drug testing program for its employees no later than July 1, 1997. The department shall develop a written policy for alcohol and drug testing of employees to deter the use of alcohol and drugs at its facilities and to ensure an alcohol and drug free environment at correctional facilities. Participation by employees is mandatory and the tests may be conducted in a random manner.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.