DRUG TESTS BILL WV House Bill Would Require Three Drug Tests Before Teens Get Driver's License
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 19, 2013 1:51 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 3:16 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A bill proposed in the West Virginia House of Delegates would require three separate drug tests before teenagers could get a driver's license. It is the latest in a string of proposals to expand government-mandated drug testing in the state.
The bill introduced Tuesday would require potential drivers to pass a drug test before they receive a learner's permit, an intermediate license and a full license.
Last April, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed an executive order mandating drug testing for anyone who participates in government funded job-training programs.
Currently there are proposed bills in the House that would require drug testing for individuals seeking welfare, expand drug testing for coal miners and require health care providers to release the drug testing records of minors to their parents.
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