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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 99 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.99

(By Delegates M. Poling, Paxton, Beach, Crosier, Ennis, Lawrence, Louisos, Moye, Pethtel, Perry, Shaver, Stowers, Walker, Williams, Andes, Duke, Romine, Rowan, Sumner and Shott )


[Originating in the Committee on Education]


(February 9, 2009)



Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to make a study on adequate and appropriate responses to the mental health needs of students in the public schools.

Whereas, The mental heath of students affects their ability to become actively engaged in the learning process and achieve to their full potential; and
Whereas, The mental health of students affects their interactions with teachers, other students and the general school environment; and
Whereas, Mental health problems can contribute to behaviors endangering the student and others in the school and community; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to make a study on adequate and appropriate responses to the mental health needs of students in the public schools; and be it
Further Resolved, That the said Joint Committee on Government and Finance is requested conduct the study and prepare a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is requested to report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and draft necessary legislation are requested to be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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