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Drug tests for driver's license proposed in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- 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.

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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