Lawmakers consider banning sales of synthetic urine
Mar. 21, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a crime for businesses to sell products like synthetic urine that can be used to fraudulently pass a drug test.
Republican Rep. Greg Beumer (BEYE'-mer) of Modoc says his measure is needed to help employers ferret out workers with drug problems. He says current law forbids using an "adulterant" to pass a drug test, but does not ban the sale of such products.
He thinks knowingly selling those products should be a misdemeanor.
The bill was up for testimony Monday in the Senate's Corrections and Criminal Law Committee. But members of the committee postponed a vote because they want to make changes.
Committee members objected to provisions that would include the sale of common household products like peroxide and bleach.