2020 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 23 - Drug-Free Public Work Force
§ 45-23-2. Legislative Finding and Declaration

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-23-2 (2020)

The General Assembly finds that the manufacture, distribution, sale, or possession of controlled substances, marijuana, and other dangerous drugs in an unlawful manner is a serious threat to the public health, safety, and welfare. It is declared to be a primary purpose and goal of this state, of all of its agencies and instrumentalities, and of all of its public officials and employees to take all reasonable steps possible to eradicate the unlawful manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of controlled substances, marijuana, and other dangerous drugs. With this purpose in mind, the General Assembly declares that its work force must be absolutely free of any person who would knowingly manufacture, distribute, sell, or possess a controlled substance, marijuana, or a dangerous drug in an unlawful manner.For this reason, the General Assembly enacts this chapter.

(Code 1981, §45-23-2, enacted by Ga. L. 1990, p. 2004, § 1.)

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