Tag: Indiana

The Fine Print: Produce Urine in a Timely Fashion or We’ll Charge You

Freddie DeBoer writes me: On my local Indiana news just now: apparently there’s a law around here that if a local government employee can’t produce a urine sample in “an appropriate amount of time,” the city gets fined—$15 for a half hour, $30 for an hour, and $45 for 2 hours. A local municipality just passed an ordinance that passes these fines on to the workers themselves, under the mayor’s theory that they need to watch every dollar and “it’s part of their job to produce urine in a timely fashion.” So they’re forcing people to pee in cups while they watch and charging them if they can’t do it fast enough. Luckily, the city backed down; back story is […]