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Introduced Version House Bill 2842 History

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H. B. 2842


(By Delegate Poling)
[Introduced March 2, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5S-12, relating to establishing a program to collect and reuse used cellular telephones for seniors and low income families to make emergency telephone calls.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5S-12, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5S. OLDER WEST VIRGINIANS ACT.
§16-5S-12. Program to provide cellular telephones to seniors and low income families for making emergency telephone calls.

The Commissioner shall establish a program for collecting used cellular telephones from retailers, wholesalers, individuals or any other source for reprogramming and distribution to older West Virginians and low income families who do not have a cellular telephone for use in an emergency.
The Commissioner may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this section.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that the Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health
establish a program to collect and reuse used cellular telephones for seniors and low income families to make emergency telephone calls.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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