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New Law: Strict pro athlete drug tests OK

Published (7/15/2011)
By Kris Berggren
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Minnesota drug testing laws will recognize labor agreement provisions regarding drug and alcohol testing for professional athletes, under a new law that takes effect Aug. 1, 2011.

Professional sports contracts often include drug testing requirements that are more stringent and tougher than Minnesota laws. The measure has the support of professional teams and labor organizations.

Rep. Steve Simon (DFL-St. Louis Park) and Sen. John Pederson (R-St. Cloud) sponsor the law.

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