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  161.371.  School work construction projects, random drug and alcohol testing of contractors permitted. — 1.  The office of administration shall issue regulations in accordance with chapter 536 requiring that, as a condition of bidding as a contractor or subcontracting from a bidding contractor for public works construction projects on public and charter elementary and secondary education construction projects, each said contractor or subcontractor shall establish and implement a random drug and alcohol testing program.  Said drug and alcohol testing program shall be administered by a laboratory duly certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or similar agency approved by the office of administration.  Such program shall require notification to the employer and employee of the results of any positive drug and alcohol test and the school district shall be notified of the action taken to protect the safety of students as a result of such positive test.

  2.  The office of administration shall ensure that rules promulgated to implement the provisions of this section shall not be in violation of any applicable federal law or regulation.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2010, shall be invalid and void.

  3.  All costs for the program of screening and testing workers for alcohol and controlled substances, as well as all costs for administration of such drug and alcohol testing program, shall be paid by the employer on the public works project.  No costs under this section shall be paid by the state, any of its agencies, or any political subdivision thereof.

  4.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly under chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2010, shall be invalid and void.

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(L. 2010 H.B. 1543)


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