Schools will NOT be given authority to randomly test students for drug use. Maquoketa School District officials have sought a new law which would allowrandom drug checks of students in extra-curricular activities. HouseRepublican Leader Brent Siegrist of Council Bluffs says the bill will failto clear a Friday deadline and therefore will be dead for the year.Siegrist says there isn’t enough support in the House to pass the bill.Governor Vilsack several weeks ago expressed reservations about makingteenagers submit a urine sample in front of an adult. Legislators face aself-imposed deadline this Friday whereby bills which have passed either theSenate or the House must also clear a committee in the opposite chamber orbe dead for the year. The deadline does NOT apply to budget or tax bills.
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