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TN bill makes it illegal to sell fake urine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that would make it illegal in Tennessee to sell fake urine for the purpose of falsifying a drug test is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Doug Jackson of Dickson was unanimously approved by the Senate Monday evening. The companion bill also passed the House unanimously last month.

Jackson says the measure is needed to help companies that do drug testing. He says individuals who use fake urine to try to beat the system create a "public safety issue" because many companies are trying to maintain a drug-free environment.

The legislation would provide an exception for "bona fide educational, medical, and scientific purposes."

Gov. Phil Bredesen has not said whether he will approve the measure.

Read SB3008/HB2762: http://capitol.tn.gov

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