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NCJ Number: 78427 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Law Revision - Report to the House of Representatives, 1981 General Assembly of North Carolina
Corporate Author: North Carolina State Legislature
House of Representatives
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: North Carolina Legislative Library
Raleigh, NC 27611
North Carolina State Legislature
Raleigh, NC 27611
Sale Source: North Carolina Legislative Library
Room 2126, 2226
State Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27611
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents testimony and recommendations of the Select Committee on Drug Law Revision of the North Carolina House of Representatives; legislative initiatives are submitted for the 1981 session of the general assembly.
Abstract: The committee directed special attention to laws which would provide stiff active sentences for drug pushers, especially second offenders and wholesale dealers; outlaw sale of drug-use paraphernalia; provide mandatory drug reeducation for first offender drug misdmeanor violators and education programs for parents on a voluntary basis; and provide drug education diversion programs for youthful first offenders. In addition, the committee focused on providing substantial increased appropriations for drug law enforcement agents and undercover operations aimed at pushers and drug wholesalers who particularly deal in drugs on public school grounds. After receiving testimony from numerous groups, the committee recommended legislation that would (1) appropriate the necessary funds to support a statewide, in-school suspension program (rather than suspend students from attending school due to drug use); (2) expand citizenship education programs; (3) require all local boards of education to provide drug awareness training for teachers in grades 6 to 12; and (4) impose a mandatory penalty on a nonstudent selling drugs to a student during school hours either at school or away from school. The committee also recommends that statutes be amended to make possession of a controlled substance on school property by a nonstudent prima facie evidence that such possession was with intent to sell or deliver that controlled substance. The proposed legislation is appended.
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Drug law offenses; Drug laws; Drug paraphernalia; Law reform; Law-related education; North Carolina
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