SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1913
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES CUNNINGHAM (86) (Sponsor), GEORGE, RUESTMAN AND SANDER (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 30, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 167, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to drug testing for high school students participating in athletics.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 167, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 167.628, to read as follows:
167.628. 1. The board of education of any school district shall adopt a policy, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the department of elementary and secondary education, for the random testing of the district's students in grades nine to twelve who participate in interscholastic athletics for the unlawful use of controlled substances, as the term "controlled substances" is defined in section 195.010, RSMo, including but not limited to anabolic steroids.
2. Any student who tests positive for unlawful use of a controlled substance or anabolic steroid shall not be allowed to participate in interscholastic athletics or intramural sports for the remainder of the academic year and the subsequent academic year.
3. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, 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, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, 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, 2008, shall be invalid and void.