New Florida Law

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

 I-95 will be jammed for the next month or so........Druggies and deadbeats heading north out of Florida...
 Florida is the first state - Hooray for Florida!!!!
 Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare! In signing the new law,
 Republican Gov. Rick Scott said, "If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free.
 Applicants who test positive for illicit substances won't be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment.  Also they pay for the test.  If they pass the State will pay them back if they don’t it sucks to use drugs in Florida what a great deal…
 Those who fail a second time would be banned from receiving funds for three years!
 Naturally, a few people are crying this is unconstitutional.
 How is this unconstitutional? We are going to be forced to pay for insurance by the Federal Government why isn’t the ACLU going after the Feds?

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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sound like a law which makes sense has finally been passed. 

Sep 15, 2011 12:13 AM #1
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James,

Michigan has passed a bill and signed by the new Governor.

It set's a limit for life time benefits for the welfare recipiants. Drug testing is next, and it's about time.

It will stop a lot of the "generations of welfarite's". Not all as the will try to skirt the systems.

But atleast it's a start in the right direction.

Have a great day my friend,

Clint McKie

Sep 15, 2011 12:18 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Great new photo James..................this law should have been passed a long time ago.  Unconstitutional my................well, never mind, you catch my drift.

Sep 15, 2011 12:27 AM #3
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I'm with Roger.....It's about time......I can't believe you're not flying in to play in the golf tournament!
Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Go Vols!
.....Game of The Week.....Tennessee vs Florida

Sep 15, 2011 12:36 AM #4
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

That is what I call a step in the right direction.  Very good law and should be done everywhere.

Sep 15, 2011 12:46 AM #5
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

James, This law is good news for let's see the 49 join in on this one...Yes horray for Florida!

Sep 15, 2011 12:57 AM #6
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I have been pusing my elected officials on this for years.  Has not been popular enough they tell me.  I told them to bring it up and you will see how popular it really would be.

Sep 15, 2011 01:39 AM #7
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning James.

New York should adopt this law also.

Have a nice day.

Sep 15, 2011 02:47 AM #8
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Sounds like a commonj sense approach to me. I am sure the liberals are howling!

Sep 15, 2011 03:37 AM #9
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

James, A good step in the right direction. I hope it has a domino effect across the country. That might be a good battle against illegal drugs in our country. 

Sep 15, 2011 04:40 AM #10
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

I never really felt the need to support a drug habit so I can't wait for Georgia to pass this law.

Sep 15, 2011 05:19 AM #11
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The heat Scott is taking on this issue is intense. Very few have tested positive. BUT, they are not receiving any benefits. Time to reign in on programs meant to be helpful, not an entitlement!

Sep 15, 2011 07:18 AM #12
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

James I have been following this debate, I must say I'm all for those receiving assistance not to be using the funds for their drug addiction.

Sep 15, 2011 07:37 AM #13
Michael Thornton
RadnorLake Video - Nashville, TN
Nashville Area - Photography & Videography

Good afternoon, James. I don't see where it states in the Constitution that it is okay to use drugs or give deadbeats handouts...

Sep 15, 2011 07:41 AM #14
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James - This law does not seem to be unreasonable which is why it will probably be found as unconstitutional.

Sep 15, 2011 09:38 AM #15
Scott Warga
ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations - Gilbert, AZ

Now come on, telling people they can't use drugs is restricting their "Pursuit of Happiness"


That is not my thought, it is just an argument some ACLU attorney will use.


I think it is a great law, but what do I know. I live in AZ where we require you to be a legal us resident before you can work.

I do know Arizona has some legislators that are looking at coping Florida's drug testing law, I think they are waiting to see how much it is going to cost Florida for all those drug tests.

Sep 15, 2011 01:32 PM #16
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