WV bill proposes drug tests for teens' driver's license - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

WV bill proposes drug tests for teens' driver's license

Posted: Updated:
  • GovernmentGovernmentMore>>

  • West Virginia union PAC gets $250k check

    West Virginia union PAC gets $250k check

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:43:38 GMT
    The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council in late June.
    The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council in late June.
  • DC mayor to sign bill banning Styrofoam

    DC mayor to sign bill banning Styrofoam

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:38:16 GMT
    The District would join cities including Seattle and San Francisco that have banned plastic foam for environmental reasons. The ban will take effect starting in 2016.
    The District would join cities including Seattle and San Francisco that have banned plastic foam for environmental reasons. The ban will take effect starting in 2016.
  • NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:25:17 GMT
    Other places around the country have started using mobile delivery systems for their summer meals programs. In Baltimore, a summer meals program drops meals off at 11 sites, while in Waco, Texas, school buses go to certain designated sites and kids get on the bus to get their meals.
    Other places around the country have started using mobile delivery systems for their summer meals programs. In Baltimore, a summer meals program drops meals off at 11 sites, while in Waco, Texas, school buses go to certain designated sites and kids get on the bus to get their meals.

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — 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.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press