A bill heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee would require random urine tests for student athletes whose teams make it to post-season play.
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According to Bartle, the bill would call not only for testing for anabolic steroids but for other illegal substances as well.
Athletes who test positive for illegal substances will be prohibited from participating in sports for the rest of that year and the following one.
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Many school districts are against the bill out of fear of what the testing will cost them. Currently, a single test can cost two hundred dollars, funds which Bartle says can be accessed through membership fees to the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
But since the Kansas City area Republican chairs the Judiciary Committee, he can assure an early vote. Reporting from the state Capitol, Rebecca Layne, KSMU News.