SB838 HFAT Shott 3-4

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Delegate Shott moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Senate Bill No. 838 -- A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated 15-2-55, relating to directing the State Police, in collaboration with the Office of Drug Control Policy of the Department of Health and Human Resources, to establish a referral program for substance abuse treatment; limiting certain persons from the category of those voluntarily seeking assistance; exempting persons seeking treatment from arrest and prosecution; directing the destruction of controlled substances received from persons seeking treatment; requiring referrals to treatment of persons seeking same; specifying persons who are ineligible for referral; and immunizing the State Police and its employees civilly for making referrals and exempting records of program from freedom of information disclosure.