H.R. 279 (106th): Federal Employment Applicant Drug Testing Act

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Jan 06, 1999 (Introduced).

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HR 279 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 279

To require preemployment drug testing with respect to applicants for Federal employment.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 1999

Mr. SWEENEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform


A BILL

To require preemployment drug testing with respect to applicants for Federal employment.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Federal Employment Applicant Drug Testing Act’.

SEC. 2. PREEMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING.

    (a) IN GENERAL- All applicants for employment with the Federal Government shall be subject to preemployment drug testing in accordance with requirements which shall be prescribed by--

      (1) the President, with respect to applicants for employment within the executive branch;

      (2) the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, with respect to applicants for employment within the judicial branch; and

      (3)(A) each House of Congress, with respect to applicants for employment within such House; or

      (B) the appointing authority, with respect to applicants for employment in any other office or agency within the legislative branch.

    (b) DEFINITION- For purposes of this Act, the term ‘drug’ means a controlled substance as defined by section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6)).

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    Any rules or regulations necessary to carry out this Act shall be issued in time so that they may be implemented beginning not later than the 90th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.