Drug Testing

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It’s not just about notebooks and pencil boxes anymore: the opioid epidemic means back-to-school supplies now include things like emergency overdose treatments and drug prevention plans.

Ban On Abortion Method Vetoed

Mar 10, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear House Speaker Tim Armstead go over a few issues, including the 2017 budget. We'll also get updates on the drug testing of some welfare recipients, the postponement of the reduction of a severance tax, and Gov. Tomblin's veto of a ban of a certain type of abortion method.

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The House of Delegates passed a bill Wednesday that would require drug testing for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

The House of Delegates will vote on a bill Wednesday that would require drug testing for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Senate Bill 6 requires the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to apply for permission from the federal government to begin a drug screening and testing program.

House Committee Passes Welfare Drug Testing Bill

Mar 7, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning we'll learn about West Virginia lawmakers overriding Governor Tomblin's veto of the concealed carry bill, a bill that would require drug testing for TANF recipients as well as a bill that would allow home-schooled kids to participate in school athletic teams. Also, Clark Davis brings us a story about Lily's Place, which has now cared for more than 90 babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

A House committee has passed a bill that would require drug testing for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Senate Bill 6 requires the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to apply for permission from the federal government to begin a drug screening and testing program.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, We look into the new debate over concealed carry permits and drug testing some West Virginians who receive public assistance.

On West Virginia Morning, the proposal to drug test people on public assistance was revisited yesterday at legislative interim meetings at the state capitol.  Also, we’ll visit the facility where correctional officers are trained.  

Perry Bennett / WV Legislative Photography

The debate over drug testing public assistance recipients was revisited in an interim session Monday. One of the issues on the table is how to make a pilot program work without costing the state additional dollars that are hard to come by.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A push to drug test some welfare recipients is dead in the West Virginia Legislature.

On Wednesday, Republican bill sponsor Del. Patrick Lane confirmed the bill was done for the session.

The Republican-led House voted to table the bill Tuesday.

Wednesday is the final day to pass bills out of at least one chamber. The Senate version of the welfare drug testing bill hasn't passed, either.

In the West Virginia bills, drug testing would have been based on reasonable suspicion.

Senate Approves Non-Partisan Election of Judges

Feb 20, 2015

At the legislature today, with three weeks left in this session, the Senate suspended the constitutional rule that bills be read on three separate days to quickly move legislation to the house.  In the House, the Government Organization committee has rejected a bill that would give County Commissions the authority to pass smoking regulations.  These stories and more legislative news coming up on The Legislature Today. 

Martin Valent / WV Legislative Photography

In the Energy, Industry and Mining Committee Tuesday, Senators took up a bill meant to close loopholes in the drug testing system for mine workers in safety positions.

There is already a notification system in place for any worker who fails, refuses to submit to or attempts to falsify a drug test.

Notification is sent to the state Office of Miner’s Health Safety and Training which keeps a record and may block that person’s next attempt to obtain a mining job.