HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 136
(By Delegates Cowles, Gearheart, Barill, Boggs, Longstreth, Lynch, Marcum, Poling, D., Skaff, Smith, Stephens, Stowers, Wells, Ambler, Butler, Cadle, Ellington, Espinosa, Evans, D., Hamrick, Howell, and Shott)
[Originating in the Committee on Roads and Transportation]
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the requirement of successfully passing a drug test by applicants before issuance of an instruction permit or level three full Class E license.
Whereas, Illegal drug use has become an increasingly serious public health and law-enforcement problem throughout the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, keeping our youth drug-free is an investment in the productivity and prosperity of the next generation of West Virginians; and
Whereas, Requiring an applicant for an instruction permit or level three full Class E license to show proof of successfully passing a test to detect illegal use of controlled substances could curb drug use in teens and young adults; and
Whereas, issuance of instruction permits and level three full Class E licenses has been an effective incentive historically; therefore be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the requirement of proof of successful passage of a drug test designed to detect illegal use of controlled substances before issuance of an instruction permit or a full level three Class E license; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.