House Bill 2020 History
H. B. 2020
(By Delegate Amores)
[Introduced February 9, 2005
; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]
all relating to requiring cooperation among state
agencies in verifying eligibility for public housing programs.
A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto two new sections, designated §16-15-26 and
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto two new sections, designated §16-15-26 and
, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15. STATE HOUSING LAW.
§16-15-26. Verification of eligibility.
A public housing authority may obtain information from the
Department of Revenue, Bureau of Employment Programs, Department of
Health and Human Resources and the Workers' Compensation Commission
for the purpose of assistance in verifying the eligibility of a
person for any public housing program. The request for this information must be in writing and specify the exact information
requested, together with sufficient information to allow these
agencies positively to identify the correct person. The authority
may forward the request either to the main agency address or to a
local branch and the agency shall provide an expeditious written
§16-15-27. Providing information of unemployment insurance;
(a) The Bureau of Employment Programs shall furnish, upon
request of any public agency administering the aid to families with
dependent children and child support programs or any public housing
authority, any information in its possession relating to:
(1) Individuals who are receiving, have received or have
applied for unemployment insurance;
(2) The amount of benefits being received;
(3) The current home address of such individuals; and
(4) Whether any offer of work has been refused and, if so a
description of the job and the terms, conditions and rate of pay
for the job.
(b) The requesting agency shall be responsible for reimbursing
the Bureau of Employment Programs for actual costs incurred in
supplying the information.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require state agencies to provide information for verifying eligibility for public housing
These sections are new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.