A quick google search for “synthetic urine’ reveals pages of results on how to beat a urine test. These pages describe how to utilize synthetic urine and which chemicals may be used to prevent a positive drug test.

Now state legislators are considering a bill that would make it a crime to possess, sell or advertise chemicals used to create synthetic urine in order to falsify results of a drug test. 

In Wisconsin similar laws are already in place. Employees can be fired for attempting to falsify a drug test using synthetic urine. Doing so could lead to a fine of up to $500 and 30 days in jail for using the substance, and the price for selling it is even higher. Making or selling synthetic urine would impose a fine of up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail.

Fourteen other states have adopted similar laws. Backers of these laws hope that they will aid in the effort to fight the country’s heroin epidemic.