Taking a drug test? Use your own urine

Darrell Crenshaw
TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS— Using someone else’s urine to pass a drug test might have crossed some Hoosiers minds in the past. State lawmakers are about to make that illegal.

Sen. James Merritt, R-Indianapolis, discusses House Bill 1104 that would make it a misdemeanor to use false or another person’s urine for a drug screening. Photo by Darrell Crenshaw, TheStatehouseFile.com

House Bill 1104, sponsored by Sen. James Merritt R-Indianapolis, will make it a misdemeanor for the use and selling of another person’s urine or synthetic urine with the intent of helping someone pass a drug test.

“We need to make sure people who are on the job and are using heavy equipment aren’t taking drugs and if they are addicted to them, we can get them help,” Merritt said Tuesday in the Senate.

“We need this so they are not endangering other people,” he concluded.

The bill passed with a 48-0 vote.

Darrell Crenshaw is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College students.

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